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

Technical Notes

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

Sho-Go – Master’s Titles


SHO-GO is the masters title-system set up by the Dai-Nippon Butoku-kai (greater Japan Budo Encouragement Federation established in 1895 in Kyoto). It is consist of three ranks, Renshi, Kyoshi and Hanshi. The sho-go awarded by the All Japan Karate Do Federation (shitokai) and World … Continue reading

13 Fundamental points in kata


13 Fundamental points in kata that must be considered while practicing Yoi no Kishin – Preparing one’s mind –  Readiness, concentration, will, and determination against opponent before starting kata. Chikara no KyoJaku – Strength, power – Correct method in using power, the amount … Continue reading

Kosa Dachi – 交差立


Kosa-dachi (Crossing stance) From Moto-dachi, bring the back leg forward so that the back knee is tucked in to the back of the front knee, with only the toes and ball of the back foot on the floor. The back … Continue reading

Sensei ( Who is Sensei in Karate )


…The relationship of Sensei to the dojo is very difficult to define as it encompasses many aspects of life. The character of Sensei must flow through the student at many levels and reach to the far corners of the student’s … Continue reading

Tenshin/Happo (Eight directional Movement)


Tenshin/Happo is a formal shitoryu kihon practice, shift the body and apply the techniques on the eight main directions. Start from Yoi position, begin from the left gamae, back to the Yoi position and apply on the right side as … Continue reading