Tekki Sandan

 

Tekki Sandan (Naihanchi)

Iron Horse (Knight), Third Level

Kata History

 

Originally called Naihanchi by it's creator, Master Itosu, it was renamed by Master Funakoshi. The Kata is performed horizontally (a single line embusen) for fighting on watercraft, such as Chinise boats (Junks).

The Moves

The Kata exercises the following moves and stances, in sequence, and takes around 40 seconds to complete at high speed:

Count

Move

Stance

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi

 

Yoi

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

1

Hidari Chudan Uchi Uke

Kiba Dachi

2

Kosa Uke

Kiba Dachi

3

Yoko Ude Hasami

Kiba Dachi

4

Migi Jodan Namashi Uke

Kiba Dachi

5

Migi Jodan Ura Zuki

Kiba Dachi

6

Ryusui No Kamai

Kiba Dachi

7

Migi Chudan Choku Zuki

Kiba Dachi

8

Soesho Kaeshi Ude

Kiba Dachi

9

Yoko Sashi Ashi

Kosa Dachi

10

Migi Sokumen Gedan Uchi Ude Uke

Kiba Dachi

11

Migi Sokumen Tettsui Otoshi Uchi

Kiba Dachi

12

Soesho Hikite

Kiba Dachi

13

Migi Chudan Zuki

Kiba Dachi

14

Kosa Uke

Kiba Dachi

15

Hidari Jodan Nagashi Uke Migi Gedan Zuki

Kiba Dachi

16

Hidari Jodan Ura Zuki "KIAI"

Kiba Dachi

17

Yoko Sashi Ashi

Kiba Dachi

18

Raising right leg

 

19

Uraken Gamae Doji Fumikomi

Kiba Dachi

20

Yoko Ude Hasami

Kiba Dachi

21

Hidari Jodan Nagashi Uke

Kiba Dachi

22

Hidari Jodan Ura Zuki

Kiba Dachi

23

Ryusui No Kamae

Kiba Dachi

24

Hidari Chudan Zuki

Kiba Dachi

25

Soesho Kaeshi Ude

Kiba Dachi

26

Yoko Sashi Ashi

Kosa Dachi

27

Hidari Sokumen Tettsui Uchi

Kiba Dachi

28

Soesho Hikite

Kiba Dachi

29

Hidari Chudan Zuki

Kiba Dachi

30

Migi Tate Shuto Uke

Kiba Dachi

31

Yoko Sashi Ashi

Kosa Dachi

32

Raising right leg

 

33

Hidari Chudan Uchi Uke Doji Fumikomi

Kiba Dachi

34

Kosa Uke

Kiba Dachi

35

 Migi Jodan Nagashi Uke
Hidari Gedan Zuki

Kiba Dachi

36

Migi Jodan Ura Zuki "KIAI"

Kiba Dachi

 

Move right leg then left leg

Yame

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi