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Shitoryu Kata

Itosu no Rohai(鷺牌) Kata

Itosu no Rohai(鷺牌) Kata Rohai (鷺牌) kata originated from the Tomari-te school of Okinawan martial arts. Master Itosu later took this kata and developed three kata from it: Rohai shodan, Rohai nidan, and Rohai sandan. Itosu Rohai Shodan has different … Continue reading

Shitoryu Papuren

Shitoryu Karate Kata, Papuren Papuren (八 步 連) Kata Papuren (八 步 連) (also pronounce Happoren or Paipuren means “Eight steps at the same time”) is a kata of karate which was introduced by a White Crane Kung fu expert … Continue reading

Papuren (八 步 連) Kata

Shitoryu Karate Kata, Papuren Papuren (八 步 連) Kata Papuren (八 步 連) (also pronounce Happoren or Paipuren means “Eight steps at the same time”) is a kata of karate which was introduced by a White Crane Kung fu expert … 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

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

Itosu no Rohai Nidan (鷺牌) Kata

The Rohai (鷺牌)  originated from the Tomari-te school of Okinawan martial arts. It was called Matsumora Rōhai, after Kosaku Matsumora, who was presumably its inventor. Master Itosu later took this kata and developed three kata from it: Rohai shodan, Rohai nidan, and Rohai sandan.  In Shitoryu beside “Matsumora ha Rohai, also precise … Continue reading

Kosokun (公相君) ‘Sho’ Kata

Kosokun (公相君) also called Kushanku, is a kata from Shuri-te system. There are different versions of this kata which practices in Shitoryu Karate: Kosokun –Sho, Kosokun-Dai, Shiho-Kosokun and a version of Master Yara from village of Chatan (Called Chatan Yara Kushanku). The … Continue reading

Gojushiho (五十四歩) Kata

Gojushiho (五十四歩 lit. 54 steps “also called Useshi”) is a kata practiced in Shitoryu and represents of Shur-te system of Master Anko Itusu. It consists of many advanced open-handed techniques and attacks. Due to its difficulty, this kata is often reserved for advanced students, usually for … Continue reading

Shinpa (シンパー 心破・新破・侵破) Kata

Shinpa (シンパー 心破・新破・侵破) 心 = Shin. Heart, mind, intention, center, core. 新 = Shin. New. 侵 = Shin. To invade, raid, trespass, encroach, approach. 破 = Ha. To break, split or cleave, to get rid of, to destroy, to defeat. … Continue reading

Naihanchi (ナイハンチ) Kata ‘Nidan’ & ‘Sandan’

Naihanchi (ナイハンチ) performed in Naihanchi-Dachi It translates to ‘Internal Divided Conflict‘ or “Inner Tension Stance”. There are three modern kata derived from this (Shodan, Nidan and Sandan). Some researchers believe Nidan and Sandan were created by Master Anko Itosu, but … Continue reading

Annanko (安南光) Kata

Annanko (安南光), ‘Peace from the South’ is a kata from Tomari-te system. Its history in Okinawan Karate is relatively short in comparison to other kata as it was composed and created by Master Chotoku Kyan. Its meaning is “Light from … Continue reading

Haffa (白鳥) Kata

Haffa” White Bird” or Also translated as “100 Birds”.The Kata was brought to Okinawa by Master Go Kenki and found it’s way to Shitoryu by Ryuso Kenwa Mabuni. The concept of Haffaand the performance of the techniques is very close to … Continue reading

Matsumura Seisan (松村十三) Kata

Matsumura Seisan literally means ’13’ (Version of Master Matsumura) who adapted original kata of Seisan from Naha-te Schools. Seisan is thought to be one of the oldest kata, being quite spread among other Naha-te schools. Shito-ryu has both ‘Shuri-te’ Version and … Continue reading

Saifa (砕破) Kata

Saifa (砕破) means “smash and tear. Saifa has its origins in China, and was brought to Okinawa by Master Kanryo Higaonna. It contains quick whipping motions, hammer fists, and back fist strikes; it particularly emphasizes moving off-line from an opponent’s main force, while simultaneously … Continue reading