All I'm at a dillema.
I wish to have at least 1 (2 maximum) traditional kata in my syllabus, but don't know which one. I practice Ashihara karate as you all know, I've studied other arts as style of Karate also but I don't feel Bassai and Niseishi (Nijushiho) are on par with my style. I'm not going to consider Pinan/Heian kata series at all. I practice Chil Sung Ee Ro Hyung as part of the cooldown but its not a Syllabus kata.
I looked at others to replacing them with "Chinto (Gankaku)" as Otsuka Sensei was quoted that "..all kata lead the Chinto..." but wondered if this would fit into my syllabus and also "Kushanku (Kanku Dai)" as a Shotokan specialist (I appologise his name is not mentioned, I forgot it) states that Kanku Dai is the most important kata in Shotokan because all oter Kata can find itselt within Kushanku.
I also looked at the most commonly practiced kata being Sanchin and Seisan but thought it would take me many many years to learn these kata before i myself could teach them out. Rohai and Wanshu were kata that gave a mention in the most common Kata.
Then I thought "what about the least common kata?" but which one I want a single Kata that is quite long, has many Applications and one that would be enjoyed throughout one's lifetime with doubting it. Always I trust my Ashihara kata so want the same feeling. I ask for your Guidance OSU