Description: Enpi or also known as Empi means flying swallow. This is a light and quick Kata. It teaches hip rotation through shomen, hanmi and gyaku hanmi hip positions. It further emphasizes an "up & down" pattern of the hip (and center of gravity) that suggest the flight pattern of a swallow. This swallow's flight pattern gave the Kata its name.
More Information: Important techniques of this Kata are:
Jodan Age Uchi/Tsukami
Characteristic of this Kata:
Quick changes of hip level combined with the different speed & rhythm of the Kata (the flight pattern of the swallow).