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

Kosa Dachi – 交差立

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Kosa-dachi (Crossing stance or Crossed Leg Stance) From Moto-dachi, bring the back leg forward so that the back knee is tucked in to the back of the front knee, with only the toes and ball of the back foot on the floor. The back foot is out to the side (in 45 degree angle) of the … Read more

Acupressure

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Acupressure balances the body’s energy by applying pressure to specific points along energy channels. The term “pressure” is misleading, since acupressure actually uses a very light touch. A practitioner uses her fingertips to make contact with the body. It’s the location of the contact that’s important, not the amount of pressure. Some people like firm, … Read more

13 Fundamental points in kata

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13 Fundamental points in kata that must be considered while practicing   Yoi no Kishin – Preparing one’s mind –  Readiness, concentration, will, and determination against opponent before starting kata. Chikara no KyoJaku – Strength, power – Correct method in using power, the amount of power used for each kata movement and position. Waza no KanKyu … Read more