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Technical Notes

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 http://dynamicshitoryukarate.com/

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

Master-Tanzadeh-explaining-Zawan-Dachi-from-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

Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Godan – Hokei Kumite Gohonme

Tanzadeh Shitokai - Hokei-Kumite-Gohonme

Hokei Kumite ”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 were preserving … Continue reading

Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Yondan – Hokei Kumite Yonhonme

Tanzadeh Shitokai - Hokei-Kumite-Yonhonme

Hokei Kumite ”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 were preserving … Continue reading

Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Sandan – Hokei Kumite Sanbonme

Tanzadeh Shitokai - Hokei-Kumite-Sanbonme

Hokei Kumite ”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 were preserving … Continue reading

Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Nidan – Hokei Kumite Nihonme

Tanzadeh Shitokai - Hokei-Kumite-Nihonme

Hokei Kumite ”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 were preserving … Continue reading

Yakusoku Kumite of Heian Shodan – Hokei Kumite – Ipponme

Tanzadeh Shitokai - Hokei-Kumite-Ipponme

Hokei Kumite ”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 were preserving … Continue reading

13 Fundamental points in kata

Kyoshi Tanzadeh Technical Seminar Brazil 2019 (78)

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

Japanese Terms for Body Parts and Sections

Japanese Terms for Body Parts and Sections – Front View by Kyoshi Tanzadeh

Aragaki ha Unshu

Unshu (雲手), literally “cloud hands”, It contains many intricate hand techniques, such as the Ippon Nukite (one finger strike) in the opening sequence. Unshu was created by Seisho Aragaki sometime around 1860-1870. Aragaki was a Japanese and Chinese language interpreter to … Continue reading

Kururunfa ( 久留 頓 破 ) Kata

Kururunfa ( 久留 頓 破 ) is an advanced kata from Nahate system brought back from China which was handed down to Higaonna Sensei. It features evasive as well as grappling maneuver and very quick movement.