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English Translation: Named after a Chinese temple

Original Okinawan Name: Jion

Information: This kata retained its original name. It was probably conceived by a monk associated with the Buddhist 'Jion' temple of ancient China. Evidence of this can be seen in the 'Yoi', where the wrapping of the left hand around the right was how the monks of the temple greeted and identified each other. The literal meaning of the kanji is love (ji) and kindness (on). 'Join ji', the temple of love and kindness.


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