June 2020

Hangetsu (“half moon/crescent moon”) takes its name from the distinctive curved foot movements emphasized in this kata, due to their effectiveness in close quarters fighting. The combination of breath control and tension and contraction of muscles as the techniques are performed, develops muscles, strength and great stamina.*

Sekiguchi Sensei performed Hangetsu in 2020, at the age of 72.

* Shotokan Advanced Kata, Volume 1 by Keinosuke Enoeda, page 112"