Kata - Tekki Sandan

English - Iron Horse; Third Step

The Tekki series of three katas were originally known as naihanchi, and were renamed by Sensei Funakoshi. They come from the Shuri-te school of kata in Okinawa.

This kata is very technical, with several rapid series of blocks, punches and grabs.

Video links

Videos from YouTube

Sensei Imura

Performed to count, showing the techniques very clearly, with good power and kime.

Sensei Kanazawa

Fast and then slowly

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