Monthly Archives: March 2017

Matsumura ha Bassai (松村拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Matsumura Bassai

Matsumura Bassai (松村拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Sokon Matsumura. This kata belongs to Shuri-te system, created by master Matsumura. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle. The Matsumrua version has a distinct Chinese flavour and consider as … Read more

Seisan (十三) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Seisan kata

Seisan (十三 means ‘thirteen’), a kata from Naha-te system of Master Kanryo Higaonna. Seisan contains close range fighting techniques such as short range punches, low kicks, and directional changes to unbalance the opponent. It contains techniques performed under full tension thru the range of motion, as well as strong fast techniques. Seisan is said to … Read more

Shiho Kosokun (四方公相君) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Shiho-Kosokun

Shiho Kosokun (四方公相君). The name Kosokun or Kusanku refers to a person by the name of Kusanku, a Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa to teach his system of fighting. Kosokun is a kata from Shuri-te system. There are different versions of this kata which practices in Shitoryu Karate: … Read more

Kosokun Dai (公相君) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Kosokun Dai

Kosokun (公相君) ‘Dai’. The name Kosokun or Kusanku or Kushanku is used in Okinawan systems of karate, and refers to a person by the name of Kusanku, a Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa to teach his system of fighting. Kosokun is a kata from Shuri-te system. There are different versions of this kata which practices in Shitoryu … Read more