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Technical Notes

Koken – 弧拳

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

Shitoryu Katas

“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

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)

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

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