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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)

Aragaki ha Sochin

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Sochin (壯鎭) (“Tranquil Force”) The rhythm of the kata is dynamic, it is characterized by slow, deliberate movements interspersed with explosive out-bursts of speed. Sochin in Shitoryu version, it employs several stances including nekoashi-dachi and Moto dachi . Rhythm is important in the execution of this kata. This kata has been said to develop Chi/Ki energy.

Murata Sensei, 9th Dan

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Proudly Announce Promotion of Master Hiroshi Murata, President of JKF Shitokai and World Shitoryu Karate Do Federation to 9th Dan. 

Koken – 弧拳

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Back of the wrist strike or (Bent wrist strike) – By bending the hand inward to the fullest extent, the wrist can become a powerful weapon. It can be used against the opponent’s punching arm as a block ( can be seen in katas like; Suparinpei, Sanseiru, Shinpa and… ) or to strike his face … Read more

Kosa Dachi – 交差立

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Kosa-dachi (Crossing stance or Crossed Leg Stance) From Moto-dachi, bring the back leg forward so that the back knee is tucked in to the back of the front knee, with only the toes and ball of the back foot on the floor. The back foot is out to the side (in 45 degree angle) of the … Read more

Acupressure

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Acupressure balances the body’s energy by applying pressure to specific points along energy channels. The term “pressure” is misleading, since acupressure actually uses a very light touch. A practitioner uses her fingertips to make contact with the body. It’s the location of the contact that’s important, not the amount of pressure. Some people like firm, … Read more

13 Fundamental points in kata

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13 Fundamental points in kata that must be considered while practicing   Yoi no Kishin – Preparing one’s mind –  Readiness, concentration, will, and determination against opponent before starting kata. Chikara no KyoJaku – Strength, power – Correct method in using power, the amount of power used for each kata movement and position. Waza no KanKyu … Read more

7th Shitoryu Karate-Do World Championships DVD

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All-region(*NTSC Only) Color:221 min. *Japanese and English Only 15-16 September 2013/Nippon Budokan Contents Female Individual Kata Third-place Match 1 DIMITROVA MARIA (DOM) / Suparinpei vs WATERWORTH VICTORIA (CAN) / Chatanyara Kushanku Third-place Match 2 CAROLINE CHERETIEN (CAN) / Chatanyara Kushanku vs SANCHEZ YOHANA (VEN) / Chatanyara Kushanku Final SHIMIZU KIYOU (JPN) / Chatanyara Kushanku vs … Read more

The 14th Asia Pacific Shitoryu Championships

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The Shitoryu Karate Association of Singapore (SKA) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in December 2014. In conjunction with this significant milestone, SKA will host the prestigious 14th Asia Pacific Shitoryu Karate-do Federation (APSKF) Championships from 10 to 15 December 2014. SKA expects to welcome about 350 to 400 karate practitioners and their families to … Read more