17-hon no kata – Tekubi-waza

Tegatana no mune  Tegatana (Japanese for hand sword) is a term that refers to the idea the hand and the arm are in the shape of a Japanese sword. During training, uke and tori often face each other with their respective tegatana that touch each other. From this position, considered the ideal distance for two […]

17-hon no kata – Atemi-waza

The integration of our exercises, discussed in this blog, have of course a great influence on the performance of our waza in kata and randori. Major influences are: stretching the body diagonal tension twisting and untwisting rolling feet and other elements… Shomen ate Tori stretch the body as the arm is raised as a threat. […]