Monthly Archives: April 2017

Seienchin (セイエンチン) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Seienchin Kata

Seienchin セイエンチン (Lull in the storm) This kata belongs to Naha-te system, from master Higaonna school. This is one of the most important kata in shitoryu karate. Tender and slow movements with deep breathing along with quick and strong movements are the specifications in this kata. Shiko-dachi, Neko ashi-dachi and Sanchin-dachi, are executed in this … Read more

Oyadomari no Bassai (親泊の拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Oyadomari Bassai

Oyadomari no Bassai (親泊の拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Oyadomari Kokan. Although this kata belongs to Shuri-te system but modified and created by master Oyadomari Kokan of Tomari region and Tomari-te system. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle . Quick action, swift transitions, forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing … Read more

Ishimine no Bassai (石嶺の拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Ishimine Bassai

Ishimine no Bassai (石嶺の拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Ishimine Peichin. This kata belongs to Shuri-te system, modified and created by master Peichin Ishimine. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle . Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata.