Not going to go into the history too much, as i know many of you would be able to add pages on the subject. I've added a link to Wikipedia for Pasai/Bassai Kata if you need to look at the Kata's basic History.
So I have a question
Bassai/Passai - which is the correct one?
Now looking futher into it and many discussions with senior Martial Artists it seems there are approximately 35 variations/versions of this kata which is part of most Karateka's daily practice.
This Is a Chinese form by most considered as the original or as close to the original of the Passai Bassai form of the old Okinawans
You may find this version of Bassai interesting, Chibana Sensei supposedly learnt this from a direct student of Bushi Matsumura and he kept the Kata rather than his original Itosu Ankoh version.
These claim to be the oldest Bassai Kata still in existance.
As well as the other more common versions which everyone can find on You Tube
Any thoughts as to why there are so many and can anyone say which is the orignal or out of all the variations which would be the best to adapt to and leave the rest?