George Alexander - Hakutsuru - The Secret of the White Crane Editorial Reviews
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DVD Release Date: December 12, 2002
Directors: Damien Chambers
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Hakutsuru The Secret of
the White Crane Master George Alexander, 9th degree black belt in
Shorin Ryu Karate of
testament to the whooping crane or
This is the kata which he won many
This kata in
particular is very
rare and mimics the delicate movements of
the whooping crane.
Kata, which was kept secret, was brought to Kumemura Village Okinawa by
Chinese immigrants known as Sanjuroku Seito or 36
kata is probably the best directory of
The kata was brought to Kumemura by
Chinese visitors from Fukien Province, and perpetuated by
Bushi Mtsumura, Kenwa mbuni, Shinko Matayoshi, and Gokenki Hohan Soken.
It is quite graceful in
his movements sweeping and complex.
Alexander makes master an
artistic interpretation of
the kata known as May or
any Hakutsuru Hakutsuru dance.
This form is for
the haunting melody of
the flute shakuhachi Japanese bamboo.
He said expert and runs the kata.
Master Alexander is known for
its clear and concise bunkai interpretations and self-defense. 60