Monthly Archives: May 2014

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