Monthly Archives: May 2015

Japanese Terms for Body Parts and Sections

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Japanese Terms for Body Parts and Sections – Front View by Renshi Tanzadeh

Niseishi (二十四) Kata

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Niseishi (二十四) (Twenty four steps) is an advanced kata practiced in Shitoryu karate. It originates from the Aragaki group “Tomari-te and is shown through the similarity to Unshu and Sochin kata of Master Seisho Aragaki of Tomrai region. One of the characteristics of this kata is alternating fast and slow movements teaches the practitioner to develop his ability to … Read more

Seipai ( 十 八 ) Kata

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Seipai is an advanced kata from Naha-te system which has been introduced in Okinawa through Higaonna Sensei, with it’s fairly slow tempo and rooted stances, particularly the use of Sanchin Dachi and Shiko Dachi. There are many effective techniques for “Close Combat” such as Gyaku Waza and Nage Waza in Seipai. This kata is known … Read more