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Technical Notes

Matsumura ha Bassai (松村拔塞) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Matsumura Bassai

Matsumura Bassai (松村拔塞) Kata «To breach a Fortress», version of Master Sokon Matsumura. This kata belongs to Shuri-te system, created by master Matsumura. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata. It is as though one was … Continue reading

Seisan (十三) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Seisan kata

Seisan (十三 means ‘thirteen’), a kata from Naha-te system of Master Kanryo Higaonna. Seisan contains close range fighting techniques such as short range punches, low kicks, and directional changes to unbalance the opponent. It contains techniques performed under full tension … Continue reading

Shiho Kosokun (四方公相君) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Shiho-Kosokun

Shiho Kosokun (四方公相君). The name Kosokun or Kusanku refers to a person by the name of Kusanku, a Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa to teach his system of fighting. Kosokun is a kata … Continue reading

Kosokun Dai (公相君) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei Performing Kosokun Dai

Kosokun (公相君) ‘Dai’. The name Kosokun or Kusanku or Kushanku is used in Okinawan systems of karate, and refers to a person by the name of Kusanku, a Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa to teach his system of fighting. Kosokun is a … Continue reading

Tomari no Wanshu (泊汪輯) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Tomari Wanshu Kata

Wanshu (ワンシュー,  汪輯) means “Wang’s Series (or Form)” and refers to the name of the diplomat Wang (1621 – 1689). Wang was the leader of a large ambassadorial mission from China sent by the Qing government in 1683 to the village of Tomari. A poet, calligrapher, diplomat, and martial … Continue reading

Tomari no Bassai (泊拔塞) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Tomari-Bassai

Tomari no Bassai  泊拔塞 (“To Breach a Fortress, Tomari-te Version” ).There are 2 main versions of Bassai kata which developed in Tomari region one developed and modified by Master Matsumora Kosaku and one by Master Oyadomari Kokan. Switching blocks and … Continue reading

Matsukaze (松風) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Matsukaze kata

Matsukaze 松風 (“Wind in the Pines”). This karate kata is from Matsumora Kosaku of Tomari in Okinawa. The kata was renamed to Matsukaze from the name Wankan by Master Kenwa Mabuni. Matsukaze is considered to be an intermediate kata in … Continue reading

Ji’in (慈陰) Kata

jiin-kata-performing-by-Tanzadeh-sensei

Ji’in 慈陰 (“Temple Grounds “), also translated as  ” Inverted Mercy.” Having many similarities to Jion, Jiin is most likely another kata inspired by the teachings of a Buddhist temple in China. Jiin is sometimes grouped with Jion and Jitte, since all three use similar techniques, and all … Continue reading

Sanchin (三戦) Kata

tanzadeh-sensei-performing-sanchin

Sanchin (三戦), meaning “three battles/conflicts/wars” is usually interpreted as the battle to unify the mind, body, and spirit; however, there are other interpretations. Sanchin is a kata of apparent Southern Chinese origin that is considered to be the core of … Continue reading

Shinsei (新生) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing shinsei kata

Shinsei (新生, New life, New Birth) is a kata created by Master Kenwa Mabuni. Shinsei is a summary of the Kata Gekisai Dai Ichi and Dai Ni. Shinsei kata shows a special kind of calmness and elegance and the techniques … Continue reading