Turning or flowing hands. Created by Chojun Miyagi, and is derived from a softer chinese form of sanchin.
It is known for its fluid, circular movements and is often referred to as the "Kata of Heaven." The kata is believed to have been created by Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-ryu, who was said to have been inspired by Chinese martial arts when developing the kata. Tensho is typically taught to intermediate and advanced students in Goju-ryu, as it builds on the principles and techniques learned in the earlier kata. The kata is characterized by its use of open-hand techniques and flowing movements, which are intended to teach the practitioner how to yield and redirect an opponent's force.