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Renzoku Ido Kihon = Combination Moving Basic Techniques

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Block, Kick and Punch Combination – moving forward; Do Chudan Yoko Uke on Migi Neko Ashi Dachi with your right arm, then kick (Jodan Mawashi Geri) to the front, then land on Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi, punch (Migi Chudan Gyaku Zuki) with your right hand. Pull back (Shift back) your left foot from Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi … Read more

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Godan”

Senisei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-godan-Kata

Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. Sensei Ankoh Itosu originally created the series of Heian katas around 1902 by using some … Read more

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Yondan”

Senisei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-Yondan-Kata

Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. Sensei Ankoh Itosu originally created the series of Heian katas around 1902 by using some … Read more

Bassai Sho (拔 塞 小) Kata

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Bassai Sho «To breach a Fortress», Minor This kata belongs to Shuri-te, created by master Anko Itosu school summing up basic techniques with combination of attack and defense in serial movements. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle. Bassai Sho demonstrates … Read more

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Sandan”

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-Sandan

Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. Sensei Ankoh Itosu originally created the series of Heian katas around 1902 by using some … Read more

Jitte (十手) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh Performing Jitte-Kata

Jitte or Jutte ‘十手’a kata used in Shitoryu, beginning with the characteristic kamae of the left hand covering the right, which apparently has roots in ancient Chinese boxing. Their origin is thought to be from the Shuri-Te School of Master Anko Itosu. The name Jitte (“Ten Hands”) is often interpreted to mean that the kata … Read more

Itosu no Rohai Sandan (鷺牌) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh Performing Itosu no Rohai Sandan

The Rohai (鷺牌) originated from the Tomari-te school of Okinawan martial arts. It was called Matsumora Rohai, after Kosaku Matsumora, who was presumably its inventor. Master Itosu later took this kata and developed three kata from it: Rohai shodan, Rohai nidan, and Rohai sandan. In Shitoryu beside “Matsumora ha Rohai, also precise all these three … Read more

Keitai no Hoji

Sensei Tanzadeh Performing Shitoryu Basic Blocks

Keitai no Hoji = Using each technique in its proper place