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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Shiho Zuki «Punching in four directions»

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This is part of preparation for the beginners for actual kata. Shiho means 4 directions. The purpose of training Shiho Zuki is that the beginners understand the concept of Mawari Ashi or turning. Basically there are 2 ways of turning, … Continue reading

Ura Mawashi Geri

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Ura Mawashi Geri (inside roundhouse kick or hook kick) This is almost like Mawashi geri but the difference is the path which is inverted. Bring your knee up close to your body and open the knee and at the same … Continue reading

Naihanchi (ナイハンチ) Kata ‘Nidan’ & ‘Sandan’

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Naihanchi (ナイハンチ) performed in Naihanchi-Dachi It translates to ‘Internal Divided Conflict‘ or “Inner Tension Stance”. There are three modern kata derived from this (Shodan, Nidan and Sandan). Some researchers believe Nidan and Sandan were created by Master Anko Itosu, but … Continue reading