Doug practising Unsu at Karate Shiro Kan, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a very successful SKIGB kata contestant and I would like to think that I've helped polish his performance.
A demonstration of Nijushiho at the 32nd Shotokan Karate Imternational GB championships 5th August 2006. Performed by Murakami sensei
Kata for the people interested in karate.
Another kata for the karate people.
Karate Kata for amateurs and professionals as well.
Another kata for the lovers of karate.
Sensei Stephen Robinson performing Hyakuhachiho during his examination for 6th Dan on 9/16/06 in Philadelphia. Sensei Robinson is the owner of Triangle's Best Karate in Raleigh, NC. (919)844-5555
Otherwise known as Taikyoku Shodan, which means the first of 'basic ultimate' meaning it is the first basic kata.
This kata was developed to make the Heian/Pinan series even more simple.
Done by the University of Plymouth Karate Club
*******www.shotokanunleashed**** Tekki Shodan, literally meaning "Iron Horse Riding, First Level", is the first of a series of three kata practiced in many styles of karate. The other two kata in the series are Tekki Nidan and Tekki Sandan.
The Tekki series of kata were changed and renamed by Gichin Funakoshi from Naihanchi to Tekki.
Naihanchi was derived from an older, original kata, Nifanchin. Nifanchin was brought to Okinawa via Fuzhou, China, at some point in the long history of trade between the two kingdoms. It was broken into three distinct segments, possibly by master Anko Itosu, Tokumine Pechin, or Motobu Choki.
The kata are performed entirely in Kiba dachi ("Horse riding stance"). The name Tekki itself (and Nifanchin) translates to "Iron Horse."
The Tekki series of kata are great conditioning for the legs and with practice, develop explosive power in the legs.
In the earlier days of karate training, it was common practice for a student to spend 2-3 years doing nothing but Naihanchi, under the strict observation of their teacher. Motobu Choki, famous for his youthful brawling at tsuji (red-light district), credited the kata with containing all that one needs to know to become a proficient fighter.
Performed by Linden Huckle of *******www.zanshinmkd****
Kata Taikyoku Shodan
traditionelles Shotokan Karate mit Efthimios Karamitsos
Sensei Katsutoshi Shiina performing the Shotokan Karate kata Jitte during the 8th Shoto World Cup Karate Championship Tournament in Tokyo in 2000. Sensei Shiina placed 3rd.
Sensei Paul James (4th Dan) takes you through a possible Bunkai to Empi.
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National championship for all to the age of 21 - little Antonio Štruc doing Jion kata
Bassai-dai (to storm a fortress) is one of the "big four" kata and required for most black belt grading examinations.
Tekki Shodan is the first of three Tekki, or "Horse Riding" katas. As you examine the Tekki series, you can see where the name "Horse Riding" comes from. All three of the kata are done entirely in kiba-dachi which develops a students legs and rooting ability.