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Technical Notes

Aragaki ha Unshu

Unshu by Tanzadeh

Aragaki ha Unshu (雲手), literally “cloud hands”, It contains many intricate hand techniques, such as the Ippon Nukite (one finger strike) in the opening sequence. Unshu was created by Seisho Aragaki sometime around 1860-1870. Aragaki was a Japanese and Chinese language … Continue reading

Aragaki ha Sochin


Sochin (壯鎭) (“Tranquil Force”) The rhythm of the kata is dynamic, it is characterized by slow, deliberate movements interspersed with explosive out-bursts of speed. Sochin in Shitoryu version, it employs several stances including nekoashi-dachi and Moto dachi . Rhythm is … Continue reading

Shitoryu Karate Canada – Syllabuses

Shitoryu Syllabus

Official Shitoryu Karate Canada Kyu level and Dan level ( up to Sandan ) Syllabuses. Click here to download the Shitoryu Karate Canada Dan & Kyu Syllabuses-Updated-2016     Click here to download the Shitoryu Karate Canada Dan & Kyu … Continue reading

Japanese Temrs for Body Parts and Sections


Japanese Temrs for Body Parts and Sections – Front View by Renshi Tanzadeh

Sokuto Geri

Renshi Tanzadeh Performing Sokuto Geri

Sokuto Geri is a cutting or stamping or a push kick to the area of the opponent’s knee with the outer edge of the foot(Sokuto). The purpose of this kick is creating a tear in the medial or lateral ligaments … Continue reading

Kunshi no Ken


Master Mabuni’s motto “Kunshi no Ken” which means to concentrate on cultivating one self to become a well rounded, respectful individual. The person who is able to accomplish this as well as to exercise good manners in all situations with … Continue reading

Hokei Kumite


Hokei Kumite or 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 … Continue reading

Bunkai of kata in Shitoryu Karate


Bunkai, literally meaning “analysis” or “disassembly”, is a term used in Karate referring to the application of fighting techniques extracted from the moves of a “form” (kata). Bunkai is usually performed with a partner or a group of partners which … Continue reading

Shu Ha Ri


Shu Ha Ri is a term the Japanese use to describe the overall progression of martial arts training, as well as the lifelong relationship the student will enjoy with his or her instructor. Shu can either mean “to protect” or “to … Continue reading

Koken – 弧拳

Renshi Tanzadeh performing Koken

Back of the wrist strike or (Bent wrist strike) – By bending the hand inward to the fullest extent, the wrist can become a powerful weapon. It can be used against the opponent’s punching arm as a block ( can … Continue reading