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Technical Notes

Shitoryu Katas

Master Genzo Iwata

“Regardless of how many kata a person may know, if his training in them is insufficient, they will be useless.” Mabuni Kenwa – 1889-1952   A principle founder of modern karate and originator of the Shito School of Karatedo.    Kata means … Continue reading

Hokei Kumite or Bunkai Kumite

Kenwa Mabuni-bogu

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 were preserving its unique value as a martial … Continue reading

Tachi Kata (Stances)

Hachiji Dachi - Renshi Tanzadeh

Fundamental to the improvement of one’s karate technique is the acquisition of correct and balanced form. Stance, as a term, must be thought of with regard to the lower part of the body. For techniques to be fast and accurate, … Continue reading

Shitoryu Karate Do Kihon, Shiho Uke or Shiho Zuki

Tanzadeh - Shiho Uke ( Shiho Tsuki )

Shitoryu Karate Do Kihon, Shiho Uke or Shiho Zuki Shiho means 4 directions. The purpose of training shiho uke is for beginners who need to understand the concept of Mawari Ashi or turning. Basically there are 2 ways of turning, … Continue reading

How to Perform Front Kick “Mae Geri”


Please follow the steps below; Position yourself in left or right “Moto Dachi Chudan Gamae” Begin by bringing your knee up and forward Once your leg is up in the air, it’s time for the kick Snap the leg forward … Continue reading

Hiji Ate Go Ho – 5 ways of Elbow Strikes

Hiji Ate Go Ho

 Yoi Zenkutsu dachi,Hidari gedan barai (Step forward) Step forward,Shiko dachi,Chudan hiji ate Step backward,Zenkutsu dachi,Ushiro hiji ate Step forward,Zenkutsu dachi,Tate hiji ate Shiko dachi,Otoshi hiji ate Hachiji dachi,Yoko hiji ate When you finish one side, then you start doing same … Continue reading

Kihon, Principles of Basic Techniques

Renshi Tanzadeh - Shuto Uke

   The basic techniques of blocking, punching, striking and kicking are both the beginning of karate and the ultimate goal. Although only a matter of months may be sufficient to learn them, complete mastery may not come even after a lifetime … Continue reading

Shitoryu’s Characteristics

Renshi Tanzadeh - Kakete

Shitō-ryū is a combination style, which attempts to unite the diverse roots of karate. On one hand, Shitō-ryū has the physical strength and long powerful stances of Shuri-te derived styles, such as Shorin-ryū and Shotokan (松涛館), on the other hand … Continue reading

Chinto Kata

Chinto Kata

The Chinto kata was created by Bushi Matsumura (1797-1884) and was based on the techniques he learned from a Chinese sailor named Chinto who became shipwrecked on the Ryuku Islands. After drifting ashore, Chinto taught the inhabintants of the Tomari … Continue reading



There are numerous reliable, authentic sources one may access to gain a clearer picture of how karate & kata were practiced in Okinawa during its peak in the mid-1800′s and what significant factors changed during its introduction into Japan during … Continue reading