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Technical Notes

Mitsu no sen, “三 つの 先” (three initiatives)

Mitsu no sen, “三 つの 先” (three initiatives) refers to the three ways or timing in which we can disrupt our opponent and create an opening and/or opportunity to strike or attack or respond or react to our opponent’s intentions. … Continue reading

Go no Sen, 後の先 (post-initiative)

After the attack, block/evade and counterattack. The ‘Go’ (後) in ‘Go no sen’ means ‘after’. Quite literally, immediately after you’ve been attacked, let’s say with a punch, or indeed a flurry of punches – which you have effectively blocked/evaded – … Continue reading

Sensen no Sen, (先先の先: Superior initiative)

Seizing the initiative by attacking first. Sensing your opponent’s intention to attack, you take the initiative, immediately launching a pre-emptive strike. “Also called 懸の先 Ken no sen”. This strategy prescribes creating an advantage over your opponent by taking the initiative … Continue reading

Sen no Sen, 先の先 (To anticipate an attack)

To anticipate an attack and to take the initiative. “Sen no Sen” is that you know what your opponent is going to do so you will strike before your opponent moves. Sen means “before”. It is also a shortened form of sen-te (literally … Continue reading

Sanchin – Abdominal Breathing – Core and Tanden

“In Karate, Seika Tanden or using Hara is literally bracing your core or creating IAP (Interabdominal Pressure).” Sanchin Kata is an isometric workout that has been passed down via the Nahate system over the ages. In Sanchin, Fukushiki Kokyu, or … Continue reading

Karate (空手)

Karate (空手); Japanese pronunciation: [kaɾate] is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手), “hand”; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese Martial Arts…

Naihanchi & Sanchin

Naifanchi & Sanchin, a hybrid of Feesa フェーサ(Speed) and Atifa アティファ (Destructive force).

4 principles of Budo 武道の4つの原則

武道の4つの原則Budo no 4 gensoku From the Shitoryu Karatedo philosophies by Ryuso Kenwa Mabuni.4 Elements of Martial Arts 1- Ichi Gan: Vision or eye contact (eyes), footwork (legs), mind (spirit), and strength (muscles) are the four essential elements of martial arts. … Continue reading

Yo Ryu Bi

Everything should be practical with flowing and also being utilized with an elegance. When it comes to training any Kata practical applications as a tool of spontaneous and natural practicing in a prearranged sequences of attacks and defenses meant to … Continue reading

Four Japanese words for training – and their kanji

Keiko, Renshu, Shuren and Tanren Keiko 稽古 Keiko is an everyday, straightforward word, usually translated into English as: practice; practising; training; study. 稽 means think, consider, and 古 means old. According to the kanji dictionary, 古 is a little picture of a skull wearing a diadem. It … Continue reading

Shitoryu Karate defense and offense principles – P. 2

Five principles of defense (“Uke no go gensoku”) Five principles of offense (“Seme no go gensoku”) Hangeki vs Denko Hangeki = Blocking & Countering or Simultaneous Block & Counter Strike. Denko = Sudden counterattack at the beginning of your opponent’s … Continue reading

Shitoryu Karate defense and offense principles – P. 1

Five principles of defense (“Uke no go gensoku”) Five principles of offense (“Seme no go gensoku”) Teni vs Karauke Teni = Essentially avoiding your opponent’s attack using body movement. Stepping out in all directions. Karauke = Instant counterattack after avoiding … Continue reading

Joshiki / Common Sense

Be practical and use common sense. From the Shitoryu’s Five-Way Spirit “Go Do Shin” By Ryuso Kenwa Mabuni

Ishi / Determination

Never forget the spirit of first beginning. From the Shitoryu’s Five-Way Spirit “Go Do Shin” By Ryuso Kenwa Mabuni

Heiwa / Peace

Keep harmony and peace in your daily living and never disturb harmony. From the Shitoryu’s Five-Way Spirit “Go Do Shin” By Ryuso Kenwa Mabuni