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

Technical Notes

Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Renzoku-Kihon

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

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Kosokun-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

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Uke-Mawashi-Geri-Gyaku-Zuki

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”

Senisei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-godan-Kata

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

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Yondan”

Senisei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-Yondan-Kata

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

Bassai Sho (拔 塞 小) Kata

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Bassai-Sho

Bassai Sho «To breach a Fortress», Minor This kata belongs to Shuri-te, created by master Anko Itosu school summing up basic techniques with combination of attack and defense in serial movements. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in … Continue reading

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Sandan”

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-Sandan

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

The meaning of OSS!

OSS

OSS- to push, to endure The first kanji is the Japanese verb osu which means “push.” It symbolises the combat spirit, the importance of effort and the necessity to overcome all obstacles, push them aside and advance with a steady positive attitude. The second … Continue reading

Jitte (十手) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh Performing Jitte-Kata

Jitte or Jutte ‘十手’a kata used in Shitoryu, beginning with the characteristic kamae of the left hand covering the right, which apparently has roots in ancient Chinese boxing. Their origin is thought to be from the Shuri-Te School of Master … Continue reading

Itosu no Rohai Sandan (鷺牌) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh Performing Itosu no Rohai Sandan

The Rohai (鷺牌) originated from the Tomari-te school of Okinawan martial arts. It was called Matsumora Rohai, after Kosaku Matsumora, who was presumably its inventor. Master Itosu later took this kata and developed three kata from it: Rohai shodan, Rohai … Continue reading