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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)

Oyadomari no Bassai (親泊の拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Oyadomari Bassai

Oyadomari no Bassai (親泊の拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Oyadomari Kokan. Although this kata belongs to Shuri-te system but modified and created by master Oyadomari Kokan of Tomari region and Tomari-te system. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle . Quick action, swift transitions, forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing … Read more

Ishimine no Bassai (石嶺の拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Ishimine Bassai

Ishimine no Bassai (石嶺の拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Ishimine Peichin. This kata belongs to Shuri-te system, modified and created by master Peichin Ishimine. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle . Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata.

Matsumura ha Bassai (松村拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Matsumura Bassai

Matsumura Bassai (松村拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Sokon Matsumura. This kata belongs to Shuri-te system, created by master Matsumura. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle. The Matsumrua version has a distinct Chinese flavour and consider as … Read more

Seisan (十三) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Seisan kata

Seisan (十三 means ‘thirteen’), a kata from Naha-te system of Master Kanryo Higaonna. Seisan contains close range fighting techniques such as short range punches, low kicks, and directional changes to unbalance the opponent. It contains techniques performed under full tension thru the range of motion, as well as strong fast techniques. Seisan is said to … Read more

Shiho Kosokun (四方公相君) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Shiho-Kosokun

Shiho Kosokun (四方公相君). The name Kosokun or Kusanku refers to a person by the name of Kusanku, a Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa to teach his system of fighting. Kosokun is a kata from Shuri-te system. There are different versions of this kata which practices in Shitoryu Karate: … Read more

Kosokun Dai (公相君) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Kosokun Dai

Kosokun (公相君) ‘Dai’. The name Kosokun or Kusanku or Kushanku is used in Okinawan systems of karate, and refers to a person by the name of Kusanku, a Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa to teach his system of fighting. Kosokun is a kata from Shuri-te system. There are different versions of this kata which practices in Shitoryu … Read more

Tomari no Wanshu (泊汪輯) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Tomari Wanshu Kata

Wanshu (ワンシュー,  汪輯) means “Wang’s Series (or Form)” and refers to the name of the diplomat Wang (1621 – 1689). Wang was the leader of a large ambassadorial mission from China sent by the Qing government in 1683 to the village of Tomari. 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 … Read more

Tomari no Bassai (泊拔塞) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Tomari-Bassai

Tomari no Bassai  泊拔塞 (“To Breach a Fortress, Tomari-te Version” ).There are 2 main versions of Bassai kata which developed in Tomari region one developed and modified by Master Matsumora Kosaku and one by Master Oyadomari Kokan. Switching blocks and differing degrees of power. The feeling of kata should be precise, with fast execution of … Read more