Shitoryu Karate Canada – Shitoryu Karaté Canada

Technical Notes

Shitoryu Karate Uke Waza


Shitoryu Karate Basic Blocking Techniques  

Shitoryu Kihon – Chudan Shuto Uke


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

SKC – Official Dojo Kun

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


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”


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

Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques


Block & Punch Combination (Chudan Yoko Uke, Chudan Gyaku Zuki);  Do Hidari Chudan Yoko Uke on Hidari Neko Ashi Dachi with your left arm, then shift your left foot to Hidrai Zenkutsu Dachi and punch (Migi Chudan Gyaku Zuki) with … Continue reading

Kosokun (公相君) ‘Sho’ Kata


Kosokun (公相君) also called Kushanku, is a kata from Shuri-te system. There are different versions of this kata which practices in Shitoryu Karate: Kosokun –Sho, Kosokun-Dai, Shiho-Kosokun and a version of Master Yara from village of Chatan (Called Chatan Yara Kushanku). The … Continue reading

Renzoku Ido Kihon = Combination Moving Basic Techniques


Block, Kick and Punch Combination – moving forward; Do Chudan Yoko Uke on Migi Neko Ashi Dachi with your right arm, then kick (Jodan Mawashi Geri) to the front, then land on Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi, punch (Migi Chudan Gyaku Zuki) … Continue reading

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Godan”


Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. … Continue reading