Tekki Shodan

Iron Horse, First Level1. A Shotokan Kata.


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The kata has 29 movements.


Tekki Shodan was an old Shuri-Te kata originally called Naihanchi. It was renamed by Funakoshi Gichin. The original version was performed in Naihanchi Dachi and Hachiji Dachi (now all in Kiba Dachi). Funakoshi Gichin learnt Tekki Shodan from Yasutsune Itosu who in turn learnt it from Sokon Matsumura.

There are three Tekki kata. Tekki Nidan and Tekki Sandan were created by Yasutsune Itosu as a training kata and were based on the original Tekki Shodan.

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