Shitoryu Karate Canada – Shitoryu Karaté Canada
the 18th Pan-American Shitoryu Karate Championships - Canada 2017

Technical Notes

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

Shinpa (シンパー 心破・新破・侵破) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Shinpa Kata

Shinpa (シンパー 心破・新破・侵破) 心 = Shin. Heart, mind, intention, center, core. 新 = Shin. New. 侵 = Shin. To invade, raid, trespass, encroach, approach. 破 = Ha. To break, split or cleave, to get rid of, to destroy, to defeat. … Continue reading

Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques

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Shitoryu Karate Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques Do left Chudan Shuto Uke on left Neko Ashi Dachi then kick with your front leg “left Chudan Mae Geri” then land your kicking leg forward on Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi, do right … Continue reading

Shitoryu Karate Uke Waza

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Shitoryu Karate Basic Blocking Techniques  

Shitoryu Kihon – Chudan Shuto Uke

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Chudan Shuto Uke = Middle Knife Hand Block, proper body, arms, hands and thumb positioning. From the book “Dynamic Shitoryu Karate” by A. Tanzadeh http://dynamicshitoryukarate.com/

SKC – Official Dojo Kun

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Everyone who trains in Shitoryu karate Canada must know the dojo kun. At the end of each training session—whether it be at the dojo, after class, or after a technical Seminar. The dojo kun is repeated all together by the … Continue reading

Gojushiho (五十四歩) Kata

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Gojushiho (五十四歩 lit. 54 steps “also called Useshi”) is a kata practiced in Shitoryu and represents of Shur-te system of Master Anko Itusu. It consists of many advanced open-handed techniques and attacks. Due to its difficulty, this kata is often reserved for advanced students, usually for … Continue reading

Mawashi Geri “Roundhouse Kick”

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Certainly the mawashi geri (round kick or round-house kick)  is a difficult kick and many karate-ka do it rather poorly. You can perform and practice Mawashi Geri from any stance. Bring the knee of the kicking leg up to side … Continue reading

Ura Uchi to the side “Uraken”

Sensei Tanzadeh Performing Yoko Ura Uchi "Uraken"

Starting by holding your both arms in front of your body ‹fists are in same level with shoulders and palms facing each other›, start by snapping motion of your hand and strike with backfist to your side ‹eye direction is … Continue reading