Translation: “Iron Horse #3”
Movements in Kata: 36
Kiai Points: #16 (Ura Zuki) & #36 (Ura Zuki)
Origin/Creator: Anko Itosu
Okinawan Name: Naihanchi Sandan
The Tekki kata were introduced to Japan by Master Funakoshi to showcase its strong kiba-dachi stance. Rich in practical applications, the Tekki kata family present a plethora of close combat techniques. Don’t let the simplified one-line embusen fool you, these kata are difficult to perform and require advanced understanding of body dynamics to perform their small movements effectively.