Archive for April, 2019

Origins of Kata

Origins of Kata

April 19, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

      Where did Tai Chi and Kata begin Jacob Mcclintock So interesting how you see a lot of the taichi long form movements in seisan/hangetsu kata. I wonder if it came from Tai chi, or if there is at least some common root. Evan Pantazi Sir, I do not think we will ever know… and […]

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Shichen

Shichen

April 12, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

  時辰 Shi A time, season, period, hour, era, or age. Chen An Earthly Branch, part of life. Shichen (“Long Hours”) typically refer to time periods. The ancient Chinese referred to 12 segments of time after the 12 months and the 12 corresponding animals. The day was divided into 12 two hour periods and related […]

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Karate-ka or Kyusho-ka

Karate-ka or Kyusho-ka

April 5, 2019 | By | Add a Comment

Definition of Karateka  a practitioner of Karate We have always called folks the study and practice of Karate (irregardless of what style), we called Karate-Ka.  This means that you learn, practice and utilize the set postures, transitions and Kata in self defense type drills and testing.  However in Kumite or free sparring, these are not utilized as […]

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