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Technical Seminars & Book Signing “Mississauga”

Shitoryu Karate Canada presents Technical Seminar & Book Signing Conducted by: A. Tanzadeh, Renshi, 7th Dan Hosted by: Sensei Nasir Uddin October 3rd, 2015     10 am to 12 pm Address: Shito~Ryu Karatedo & Fitness Centre 1200 Aerowood Drive, Unit … Continue reading

Technical Seminars & Dan Examination “Winnipeg”

Shitoryu Karate Canada presents Technical Seminars & Official Dan Examination Conducted by: Founder and Technical Director of Shitoryu Karate Canada Hosted by: Shitoryu Karate Manitoba & Bushido-Kai, Sensei Angelo Mendoza January 9th and 10th, 2016 Location:  Bushido-Kai Canada Dojo – … Continue reading

Shitoryu Karate Canada Black Belts & Directors Meetings & Technical Seminars

Shitoryu Karate Canada presents Shitoryu Karate Canada Black Belts & Directors Meetings & Technical Seminars Saturday, March 19th, 2016 “Itosu Wanshu” & “ Tomari Wanshu” Analysis and applications of both versions Sunday, March 20th, 2016 “Standard Methods of Teaching in … Continue reading

Technical Seminar – Windsor, Nova Scotia – 2016

Shitoryu Karate Canada Presents: Technical Seminars and Dan Examination (Nova Scotia Region) & book signing. Conducted by A.Tanzadeh, Renshi, 7th Dan June 18th and  19th, 2016 Windsor, Nova Scotia Hosted by Shihan David Griffin Location: 4404 Highway #1, Three Mile … Continue reading

Technical Seminar and Dan Examination – Winnipeg 2016

Shitoryu Karate Canada presents Shitoryu Technical Seminar & Dan Examination Winnipeg, Manitoba Conducted by A. Tanzadeh, Renshi 7th Dan November 19th & 20th, 2016 Hosted by: Shitoryu Karate Manitoba & Bushido-Kai Canada Sensei Angelo Mendoza Location: Bushido-Kai Canada Dojo – … 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.

Myojo (明 浄) Kata

Myojo Myojo means “morning star” however, the Kata derived its name from the name of the Japanese High School where Kenwa Mabuni Sensei attended to teach the students self defence. The Kata contains the self defence sequences that Mabuni Sensei … Continue reading

Aragaki ha Sochin

Sochin (壯鎭) (“Tranquil Force”) The rhythm of the kata is dynamic, it is characterized by slow, deliberate movements interspersed with explosive out-bursts of speed. Sochin in Shitoryu version, it employs several stances including nekoashi-dachi and Moto dachi . Rhythm is … Continue reading

Shisochin (四向鎮) Kata

Kyoshi Tanzadeh performing Shisochin Kata of Shitoryu Karate

Shisochin is a symmetrical kata from Nahate system  which has been introduced in Okinawa through Higaonna Sensei when he returned from his trip from Fujian of China. It begins with Sanchin dachi when applying three successive nukite zuki. There is a predominance of … Continue reading

Bassai Dai (拔 塞 大) Kata

Bassai Dai «To breach a Fortress»  This kata belongs to Shuri-te, from master Anko Itosu school summing up basic techniques with combination of attack and defense in serial movements. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this … Continue reading

Chinto (鎮 東) Kata

Chinto (meaning approximately “fighter to the east”) is an advanced kata practiced in Shitoryu Karate. It is named after a Chinese sailor whose ship crashed on the Okinawan coast. It is known that the kata Chinto was well-known to the early Tomari-te and Shuri-te schools of Karate. The kata is very dynamic, … Continue reading

Seipai ( 十 八 ) Kata

Seipai is an advanced kata from Naha-te system which has been introduced in Okinawa through Higaonna Sensei, with it’s fairly slow tempo and rooted stances, particularly the use of Sanchin Dachi and Shiko Dachi. There are many effective techniques for … Continue reading