Flying swallow

Also known as Wanshu, from Wanshi/Wanji a Chinese ambassador’s name


A truly historical personage, Wanshu, arrived on Okinawa in 1683 and supposedly taught karate people in Tomari the original version of this kata. Itosu learned this kata from Matsumura and revised it and taught a longer version than the original Tomari kata to Funakoshi (among others). Funakoshi revised some of the details further and called it Enpi.