Monthly Archives: February 2016

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

Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques (1)

Sensei-Tanzadeh-Performing-ChudanYoko-Uke-Gyaku-Zuki

Block & Punch Combination ( Chudan Yoko Uke, Chudan Gyaku Zuki “Middle Reverse Punch” ) Stand on Left Zenkutsu Dachi, Block with your left arm “Chudan Yoko Uke” then do Chudan Gyaku Zuki “Middle Riverse Punch” with your right hand. Gyaku Zuki will be more powerful if you use the hip rotation and push the … Read more

Itosu no Rohai Nidan (鷺牌) Kata

Tanzadeh-Performing-Itosu-no-Rohai-Nidan-Kata

The Rohai (鷺牌)  originated from the Tomari-te school of Okinawan martial arts. It was called Matsumora Rōhai, 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 katas from Master Itosu Anko school. Itosu Rohai Nidan unlike Shodan and … Read more

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Shodan”

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-Shodan-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