Shisochin (四向鎮) Kata

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Shisochin is a symmetrical kata from Nahate system  which has been introduced in Okinawa through Higaonna Sensei when he returned from his trip from Fujian of China. It begins with Sanchin dachi when applying three successive nukite zuki. There is a predominance of kaishu waza (open hand techniques) in this Kata.

Myojo (明 浄) Kata

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Myojo Myojo means “morning star” however, the Kata derived its name from the name of the Japanese High School where Kenwa Mabuni Sensei attended to teach the students self defence. The Kata contains the self defence sequences that Mabuni Sensei taught to the students.

Kururunfa ( 久留 頓 破 ) Kata

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Kururunfa ( 久留 頓 破 ) is an advanced kata from Nahate system brought back from China which was handed down to Higaonna Sensei. It features evasive as well as grappling maneuver and very quick movement.

Book – Dynamic Shitoryu Karate

Shito-ryu Karatedo by A. Tanzadeh

Most books on karate usually do not provide complete, detailed instructions and illustrations-the fundamentals plus the fine points-that readers hope for. This book fills the gaps left by others. The author of the book, A.Tanzadeh reveals his great experience as a karate practitioner and teacher, describing and illustrating in detail all the correct movements involved … Read more

Aragaki ha Unshu

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Aragaki ha Unshu (雲手), literally “cloud hands”, It contains many intricate hand techniques, such as the Ippon Nukite (one finger strike) in the opening sequence. Unshu was created by Seisho Aragaki sometime around 1860-1870. Aragaki was a Japanese and Chinese language interpreter to the Shuri court, and a master of monk fist and white crane styles. … Read more

Aragaki ha Sochin

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Sochin (壯鎭) (“Tranquil Force”) The rhythm of the kata is dynamic, it is characterized by slow, deliberate movements interspersed with explosive out-bursts of speed. Sochin in Shitoryu version, it employs several stances including nekoashi-dachi and Moto dachi . Rhythm is important in the execution of this kata. This kata has been said to develop Chi/Ki energy.

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