Peace and Harmony. Five Pinan forms were created by Yasutsune Itosu in the period 1903 through 1905 to introduce karate to Okinawan public middle school and high school students. The techniques are thought to come from the Kusanku Kata and the Chinen Kata.

Funakoshi Gichin later renamed these (and changed the order) to become the Heian kata series.

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