Training Videos


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.

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 Diagram of Techniques

 Take a Quiz on this Kata

 Try this Kata’s Jigsaw Puzzle!

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