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Technical Notes

Kanreki 還暦

60th birthday is called Kanreki (還暦) in Japanese. Kanreki is a starting of a new Cycle of life. This kanji, 還 (kan) means circulate and 暦 (reki) is a calendar and we can understand it as years.

60th birthday is called Kanreki (還暦) in Japanese. Kanreki is a starting of a new Cycle of life. This kanji, 還 (kan) means circulate and 暦 (reki) is a calendar and we can understand it as years. So kanreki literary … Continue reading

“Tanzadeh” Agility Test タンザデ「運足」敏捷性測定テスト Footwork Combination Agility Drills & Test

“Speed & Agility Testing for Karate Kumite Athletes” 空手における組手選手のための速さ&敏捷性測定テスト Experiencing a new concept in Sport Karate スポーツ空手の新しい概念を経験 Designed & Developed By A. Tanzadehアレン ・タンザデ考案 The purpose of designing this Footwork Combination drills is to make a unique way of testing … Continue reading

Happy New Year 2020

The New Year has brought another chance for us to set things right and to open up a new chapter in our lives. On the road to success, the rule is always to look ahead. May you reach your destination … Continue reading

Seisan-dachi (Seisen Stance)

A version of sanchin used in Matsumura ha Seisan. This stance is longer than Sanchin-dachi, (one foot longer) but retains the same tension and inward rotation of the knees. It is the basis of the kata Matsumura ha Seisan. Seisan-dachi … Continue reading

Heiko-Sanchin Dachi 平行三戦立ち

(Paralleled-Hourglass Stance)From Heiko Dachi stance with the width of one foot, step one length of a foot forward and make the front foot in 30 degree angle inward while the back foot is in straight line. Basically both length and … Continue reading

Katahiza-Dachi 片膝立ち

(One-Knee Stance or ‘Half Kneeling‘) The width and length of this stance is almost like Moto Dachi. In some positions in different katas, back leg knee may touch the floor also back leg and knee may get closer to the … Continue reading

Training Sanchin combined with Kaatsu method.

Kaatsu (加圧, often styled as KAATSU) is a patented exercise method developed by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato that is based on blood flow moderation exercise (or vascular occlusion moderation training) involving compression of the vasculature proximal to the exercising muscles by … Continue reading

Karate ‘Dojo Kun’

Shitoryu Karate Canada-DojoKun

Everyone who trains in Shitoryu karate Canada must know the dojo kun. At the end of each training session—whether it be at the dojo, after class, or after a technical Seminar. The dojo kun is repeated all together by the … Continue reading

Soe Ashi-Dachi 添え足


Soe Ashi-Dachi 添え足立ち (Supported Leg Stance) Both feet are parallel together and back foot is on the toes. Back leg is supporting front leg by touching inner thigh. This stance appears in Papuren Kata.

Shitoryu Kihon – Chudan Shuto Uke

Sensei-Tanzadeh-Shitoryu Karate 8th Dan-Performing-Shuto-Uke

Chudan Shuto Uke = Middle Knife Hand Block, proper body, arms, hands and thumb positioning. From the book “Dynamic Shitoryu Karate” by A. Tanzadeh

Shitoryu Karate ‘Mawashi Uke’

Master Tanzadeh Shitoryu Karatedo 8th Dan Kyoshi performing Mawashi Uke

How to do Shitoryu Karate ‘Mawashi Uke’. Performing by Kyoshi Tanzadeh.

Shin Gi Tai – 心技体

Kyoshi Tanzadeh showing Shigitai in karate

Eight most important elements in Okinawan karate

Kyoshi Tanzadeh showing eight most important elements in Okinawan Karate

沖縄空手の「八大要素」= Okinawa karate no 「Hachidai youso」 Meaning : Eight most important elements in Okinawan karate フェーサ 速さ= Feesa – Hayasa Meaning : Speed アティファ 破壊力 = Atifa – HakairyokuMeaning : Destructive force/power チンクチ 締め = Chinkuchi – ShimeMeaning : Tightening チュラサ 美しさ = Churasa – UtsukushisaMeaning … Continue reading

Zawan Dachi of Papuren Kata


Zawan-Dachi 座湾立ち (Wide- Seated Crossed Leg Stance) This stance only appears at the begining of the “Papuren” Kata. It looks like Kosa Dachi so the legs are crossed but wider. Keep your body and hip in Shomen position. Back foot … Continue reading

Chatan Yara Kushanku (北谷 屋良 ) Kata

kata Kushanku version of master Yara from Chatan village Master Yara was born in 1760 in Okinawa, in the village of Chatan. In 1772 he traveled together with his uncle in Fuzhou in Fukien province (China), where allegedly he stayed … Continue reading