Tensho kata: Its origins are based on the point and circle principles of Kempo. It was heavily influenced by the late by Chojun Miyagi and was. This article is the third in a series of articles that examines the fundamental principles of Goju-ryu karate. The Tensho kata builds upon all of the concepts. This article describes some soft (ju) principles of Goju-Ryu developed through the study of Tensho kata. The origin of these principles is undoubtedly Chinese.

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In Goju-Ryu beginning students find comprehension of elements that are fundamentally hard go and external easiest to accomplish; study of soft ju and internal elements must build upon that foundation.

Finally, a second palm-heel strike occurs d.

TENSHO Kata 転掌 – Shito-ryu Shukokai Union

Centering and Connectivity Previous articles have explained in depth that power does not originate in the movements of the arm during a punch or strike.

This plays a significant role, as he said to me, in keeping your arm as close to your body as possible when rotating. Of course, this does not count for all kata for instance Nipaipo — The defender then becomes the attacker and returns the palm-heel strike while the partner practices the same technique f.

And at this part, I find it very amusing to mention kaata while reading several articles online on Tensho kata, I discovered the significance of numbers in kata. In any case, by closing teensho article, I would like to mention that there are many articles out there that you can find with a simple search on the web. The practice of Tensho is now used to build these centering and connectivity concepts as shown in Figure 9. The entire shoulder muscle group acts as a single structure under tension, and is locked down at the kaa of each motion.

The attacker determines the speed, power, and direction of the strike while the defender simply focuses on maintaining contact. The first sequence begins from the double block position in right Sanchin stance a. Grabbing at the wrist in the on-guard position In the next movement from the kata, shown in Figure 5 a-cthe right hand begins in the onguard position, turns over to grab with a hooking block band finally performs a knife hand block c.

Tensho (kata)

Although powerful and hard, the Sanchin style strike in Figure 13 has only a moderate effect of the glove representing the temsho. An initial punch from the attacker is immediately blocked with an open -hand block a. Soft fluid motion is then used to couple speed and power; weight transitioning maintains stability when redirecting an opponent and reinforcing subsequent counters.


In Figure 2, the entire sequence from a up to and including c is used to inhale; the final strike d is coordinated with the exhale. When Tensho is practiced in this soft, fluid manner attention must be paid to the tempo of the movements: Now the concepts from both these extremes are merged: This concept is illustrated through the palm-heel strike taken from Tensho in Figure Notice the position of the hand when preparing the palm-heel strike cjust like a whip being wound-up and flicked kqta the opponent.

Roles are then reversed allowing the attacker to stick, redirect, load hand counter i.

Tensho (kata) – Wikipedia

By paying attention to these points, practice the breathing, softening the abdomen. But reading more, I discovered something very interesting, on what used to be the basis of these numbers, and I would like to share it with you:.

These concepts are natural to employ in the further development of Tensho kata. Building upon this soft form of kata training, it is now possible to show the push-hands kakie applications derived from Tensho – principles that allow a defender to sense and anticipate the movements of an opponent Labbate Just not TOO strong, you always have to remember to be relaxed, because the philosophy is that you will also have to be able to move and change position when required!

The blow is extremely painful because of the tremendous kinetic energy built in the whip and transferred to a single point of impact.

We repeat various movements of the hand like in nature, a bird flapping its wings. If tenshk the arm is held using the principles of Sanchin kata, the shoulder muscle group is locked down, the arm is held under c. Movement to the second knife block is achieved without extraneous arm motion, maintaining Sanchin structure, by weight transitioning tejsho moving from the center b.

By stopping breathing we can store power in an instant, and our body can help to resist the impact of the collision.

Tensho by Mas Oyama (video)

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The origin of these principles is undoubtedly Chinese and Master Miyagi clearly intended them to be taught only after the Sanchin principles were mastered. Easy to understand in theory, but in practice, I am sure this needs a lot of kxta and exercise.


These concepts are but a few of the hidden treasures within the kata. One of the most subtle and beautiful movements in the style, Tensho is the internal kata of structure and movement and is typically taught as the first kata beyond black belt level. Sensei Boon Heng Leeas already cited above, has already given us an explanation.

Connectivity and Centering are used at close-quarters to ensure that energy kat delivered directly with Sanchin structure without extraneous mata.

An immediate second punch by the attacker is then intercepted using the knife hand block with the same hand b. Assembling the Principles Figures 13 and 14 demonstrate the difference between the conventional Sanchin structure for the palm-heel strike and the modified structure based on the combination of these new principles.

This means in Budo we concentrate the power by breathing out in a stroke, but in breathing for health, when we breathe in we change this breath to energy and circulate it in the body to store for the flowing energy. The shoulder muscle group tensh returns to a locked Sanchin structure e. He has studied karate for over 35 years and is the International Representative for the Okinawan Seibukai Association under its president Nakasone Kinei. In combat, motion costs time and oata is important to deliver techniques with kwta strong solid muscular position of Sanchin, in a manner directly connected to the center of energy in the body and without extraneous movements.

The tensbo way of breathing is to first breathe out, then breathe in. Instead, it emanates from the center of the body, and in particular the tanden, a region in the lower abdomen Labbate Energy is then loaded into the palm-heel strike c and delivered by opening and closing to transfer energy into the strike d.

Notice that yensho hips rotate to follow the motion of the arms, and the body sinks as it moves backward to accept the additional weight on the rear leg b. Therefore, I consider quite safe to say that this has also White Crane influences, but please feel to correct me! Even if we are fed well nutritionally, without a good digestion it will mean nothing.

The karate drum technique is practiced from a right Sanchin stance.