tanzadeh

Managing Director of Shitokai.com & Founder & Technical Director of Shitoryu Karate Canada (SKC) & Secretary General of Pan-American Shitoryu Karate-Do Federation (PSKF) and Standing Director of World Shitoryu Karate-Do Federation (WSKF)

Hokei Kumite of Heian Godan

Hokei Kumite of Heian Godan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Godan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were preserving its unique value as a martial art. This form of exercise, free sparing, was … Read more

Hokei Kumite of Heian Yondan

Hokei Kumite of Heian Yondan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Yondan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were preserving its unique value as a martial art. This form of exercise, free sparing, was … Read more

Hokei Kumite of Heian Sandan

Hokei Kumite of Heian Sandan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Sandan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were preserving its unique value as a martial art. This form of exercise, free sparing, was … Read more

Hokei Kumite of Heian Shodan

Hokei Kumite of Heian Shodan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Shodan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were preserving its unique value as a martial art. This form of exercise, free sparing, was … Read more

Hokei Kumite of Heian Nidan

Hokei Kumite of Heian Nidan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Nidan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were preserving its unique value as a martial art. This form of exercise, free sparing, was … Read more

Itosu Wanshu (糸洲汪輯) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Itosu Wanshu Kata

Wanshu (糸洲汪輯, also ワンシュー) The way of writing the name of this kata (汪輯) means “Wang’s Series (or Form)” and refers to the name of the diplomat Wang (1621 – 1689). A poet, calligrapher, diplomat, and martial artist in the Shaolin tradition of Fujian White Crane, he is often credited with teaching chu’an fa to the gentry of Tomari region. Many karate traditions include … Read more

Chinte (珍手) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Chinte Kata

Chinte (珍手) (“Rare Hand” or “Strange Hand”) is a kata from Shuri-te system introduced by Master Anko Itosu. It is a very old kata originating from China. Its mixture of standard movements and rarely seen techniques, vestiges of ancient forms, give this kata a special appeal. Particularly dynamic, with its alternating strong and slow passages,. It is a kata … Read more

Seienchin (セイエンチン) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Seienchin Kata

Seienchin セイエンチン (Lull in the storm) This kata belongs to Naha-te system, from master Higaonna school. This is one of the most important kata in shitoryu karate. Tender and slow movements with deep breathing along with quick and strong movements are the specifications in this kata. Shiko-dachi, Neko ashi-dachi and Sanchin-dachi, are executed in this … Read more