Seito Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai

The Home of Seito Shito-Ryu Karate-Do In Australia

 

The original Shito-Ryu curriculum as devised by the founder, Kenwa Mabuni in the late 1920's is shown below.

 

The curriculum remained unknown to the general public until 1994 when Kenzo Mabuni Soke travelled to New York and showed it to his new students there. A japanese student at the University of New York at Albany assisted Sensei's Dudley Moon and Gary McGuiness to translate the curriculum into english.

 

 

Te Ashi Kakubu no Meisho (Hand and Foot Weapons)

 

1.

Dai Ken To

First large knuckles where the fingers meet the palm

2.

Sho Ken To

Second knuckles  of the fingers

3.

Kentsui

Hammer fist

4.

Uraken

Back fist

5.

Nukite

Spear hand

6.

Shuto

Sword (knife) hand

7.

Shotei

Palm heel

8.

Ippon Ken

One knuckle, one point fist

9.

Shuho

"Mountain hand" (back two knuckles of a peaked hand)

10.

Urashuto

Inverted sword hand (ridge hand)

11.

Yubi Hasami

Thumb and forefinger scissors

12.

Hira Basami

Full hand scissors

13.

Kote

Back of hand/forearm

14.

Koken

Wrist

15.

Hiji

Elbow

16.

Hiza

Knee

17.

Koshu

Back of heel

18.

Soko

Instep

19.

Josokute

Ball of foot

20.

Kasokute

Heel

21.

Sokuto

Outer edge of foot

 

Tachi Kata (Stances)

1.

Heisoku Dachi

Feet together, close-toed stance

2.

Musubi Dachi

Feet together, open-toed stance

3.

Namiheiko Dachi

Parallel stance (feet shoulder width, toes straight)

4.

Uchihachiji Dachi

Inner figure eight stance (feet shoulder width, toes inward)

5.

Sotohachiji Dachi

Outer figure eight stance (feet shoulder width, toes outward)

6.

Shiko Dachi

Sumo (side facing, square) stance

7.

Heiko Dachi

Forward parallel stance (feet natural walking distance apart)

8.

Zenkutsu Dachi

Forward (bent leg) stance

9.

Kokutsu Dachi

Back (bent leg) stance

10.

Nekoashi Dachi

Cat foot stance

11.

Renoji Dachi

Katakana figure "Re" stance (feet in a tilted "V" position)

12.

Kosa Dachi

Crossed leg stance

 

Tsuki Kata (Thrusts)

 

1.

Seiken Tsuki

Standard fore fist thrust (first two knuckles)

2.

Tateken Tsuki

Vertical fore fist thrust

3.

Uraken Tsuki

Inverted (fist turned 180 degrees) fore fist thrust

4.

Hiraken Tsuki

Four knuckle thrust (leopard punch)

5.

Morote Tsuki

Two arm, two level thrust (top: jodan seiken, bottom: chudan uraken)

6.

Age Tsuki

Rising thrust (upper cut)

7.

Furi Tsuki

Round house thrust

8.

Wa Tsuki

Two arm, horizontal circle thrust

9.

Ipponken

One knuckle (one point) thrust

10.

Nukite

Spear hand

  

Uchi Kata (Strikes)

 

1.

Shuto Uchi

Sword hand (knife edge) strike

2.

Kentsui Uchi

Bottom fist strike (hammer fist)

3.

Uraken Uchi

Back knuckle strike

4.

Urashuto

Inverted sword hand (ridge hand)

5.

Shuho

Mountain hand (back knuckles of a peaked hand)

6.

Hijiate

Elbow smash

 

Keri Kata (Kicks)

 

1.

Soko Geri

Instep kick

2.

Chudan Geri

Ball of foot forward, middle area kick

3.

Jodan Geri

Ball of foot forward, upper area kick

4.

Hiza Geri

Knee kick

5.

Fumioroshi

Toe stomping kick

6.

Sokuto Geri

Side, knife edge, lower area (knee level) kick

7.

Yoko Geri

Side, knife edge, middle area kick

8.

Mawashi Geri

Roundhouse, instep, middle area kick

9.

Koshu Geri

Heel back rising kick

10.

Hizagaeshi

Knee sweeping across kick

Uke Kata - Jodan (Blocks - Upper level)

1.

Age Uke

Rising block

2.

Yoko Uchi

Forearm inward block

3.

Uchiotoshi

Inside out circle forearm drop block

4.

Yoko Barai

Forearm outward side parry

5.

Wa Uke

Two arm circle (roof) block

6.

Tsuki Uke

Thrust block

7.

Kosa Uke

Crossed arms block (a. closed hands, palms toward front or b. open hands, palms toward sides away from each other)

8.

Kote Uke

Back of hand block

9.

Sashite

Inward sweeping palm block at face level

10.

Kara Uke

Side stepping with a slipping or ducking action

 

11.

 

Ko Uke

 

Wrist block

12.

Kuri Uke

Inside out, circular deflection with outer edge of hand

 

Uke Kata - Chudan (Blocks - Middle level)

 

1.

Yoko Uke

Forearm outward side block

2.

Harai Uke

Middle area downward parry

3.

Wa Uke

Two arm circular block

4.

Kosa Uke

Crossed arms block (palms downward)

5.

Ninoude

Back of forearm (hirakote) inward block

6.

Shotei Uke

Palm heel block

7.

Gassho Uke

Praying hands block

8.

Ura Uke

Inverted block (small circle with wrist)

9.

Kensasae Uke

Two hand outward block, open-hand support at fist

10.

Kakete

Hooking hand block

11.

Hiji Uke

Elbow block

12.

Oura Uke

Large circle inverted forearm block

13.

Yoko Uchi

Forearm inward block

14.

Yoko Barai

Forearm outward side parry

15.

Ukenagashi

Inward palm sweeping block

16.

Kote Uke

Back of hand block

17.

Ko Uke

Wrist block

18.

Sukui Uke

Scooping block

19.

Shuto Uke

Sword hand block

20.

Hijisasae Uke

Two hand outward block, closed fist at elbow

21.

Hirayuki

Two hank knife edge pushing block

22.

Kakiwake

Wedge block

23.

Tsukidome

Withdrawing forearm block (after thrust)

 

 Uke Kata - Gedan (Blocks - Lower level)

 

1.

Harai Uke

Downward parry

2.

Shuto Barai

Sword hand parry

3.

Sukui Uke

One hand scooping block (palm down or to the side)

4.

Furisute

Scoop and throw block

5.

Wa Uke

Two arm circular block

6.

Sukuidome

Scoop and catch block

7.

Kosa Uke

Crossed arms block

8.

Hizagaeshi

Knee-sweeping-across to parry or block

 

Special Training Concepts

 

1. Tenshin Happo

Eight Directions of Response

 

 

2. Hijiate Goho

Five Direction Elbow Strike Exercise


3. Tenpo Gosoku no Ho

 

 

 

 

 

 


Five Methods of Body Shifting

 

Deashi –   Stepping straight in

Hikiashi – Stepping straight back

Yoriashi – Shuffling/sliding

Tobiashi –Jumping/spinning

 

 

4. Uke no Gogenri

Five Methods of Defence

 


Rakka
Ryusui
Teni
Kusshin
Hangeki


pulling or moving the attack downward
moving the attack to the side
body shifting away from the attack
lowering the centre of gravity
meeting the attack with a counterattack

 

5. Kumite

 

Engaging techniques with a partner


Kihon Kumite (Basic Kumite)

 

 

 

Ippon

Nihon

Sanbon

 

Hukushiki
Kata
Kumite

 

 

Single attack, one step
Two predefined attacks, one step
Three predefined attacks, one step
Walking attacks
Practicing applications of kata

 

 

Oyo Kumite (Application Kumite)

 

 

Hokei
Mawari
Jiyu Ippon
Jiyu

Four attackers
Circle of attackers
Free style, one step
Free style

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