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Hokei Kumite of Heian Godan

Hokei Kumite Heian Godan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Godan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were … Continue reading

Hokei Kumite of Heian Yondan

Hokei Kumite Heian Yondan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Yondan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were … Continue reading

Hokei Kumite of Heian Sandan

Hokei Kumite Heian Sandan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Sandan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were … Continue reading

Hokei Kumite of Heian Nidan

Hokei Kumite Heian Nidan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Nidan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were … Continue reading

Hokei Kumite of Heian Shodan

Hokei Kumite Heian Shodan, Yokusoku Kumite of Heian Shodan

Hokei Kumite ”Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Katas” Master Mabuni was a pioneer and his thinking, years ahead of his contemporaries. His systemization of Karate was well planned and well executed and designed to make it available to general public were … Continue reading

Itosu Wanshu (糸洲汪輯) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Itosu Wanshu Kata

Wanshu (糸洲汪輯, also ワンシュー) The way of writing the name of this kata (汪輯) means “Wang’s Series (or Form)” and refers to the name of the diplomat Wang (1621 – 1689). A poet, calligrapher, diplomat, and martial artist in the Shaolin tradition of Fujian White Crane, he … Continue reading

Chinte (珍手) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Chinte Kata

Chinte (珍手) (“Rare Hand” or “Strange Hand”) is a kata from Shuri-te system introduced by Master Anko Itosu. It is a very old kata originating from China. Its mixture of standard movements and rarely seen techniques, vestiges of ancient forms, give this kata a … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading