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- THE ESSENTIAL CURRICULUM OF SHITO-RYU KARATE-DO -

  1. Hand and Foot Weapons
    1. Seiken Knuckle (fore)fist
    2. Dai Ken To Large knuckles of hand
    3. Sho Ken To Second knuckles of hand
    4. Kentsui Hammer fist
    5. Uraken Backfist
    6. Nukite Spearhand
    7. Shuto Sword (knife) hand
    8. Shotei Palm heel
    9. Ippon Ken One knuckle (one point) fist
    10. Shuho Mountain hand (back two knuckles of a peaked hand)
    11. Urashuto Inverted sword hand (ridge hand)
    12. Yubi Hasami Thumb and forefinger scissors
    13. Hira Basami Full hand scissors
    14. Kote Back of hand/forearm
    15. Koken Wrist
    16. Hiji Elbow
    17. Hiza Knee
    18. Koshu Back of heel
    19. Soko Instep
    20. Josokute Ball of foot
    21. Kasokute Heel
    22. Sokuto Outer edge of foot

  2. Stances
    1. Heisoku Dachi Feet together, closed-toed stance
    2. Musubi Dachi Feet together, open-toed stance
    3. Namiheiko Dachi Parallel stance
    4. Uchihachiji Dachi Inner figure eight stance
    5. Sotohachiji Dachi Outer figure eight stance
    6. Shiko Dachi Sumo (side facing, square) stance
    7. Heiko Dachi Forward parallel stance
    8. Zenkutsu Dachi Forward (bent leg) stance
    9. Kokutsu Dachi Backward (bent leg) stance
    10. Nekoashi Dachi Cat feet stance
    11. Renoji Dachi Tilted 'V' (standing cat) stance
    12. Kosa Dachi Crossed leg stance

  3. Thrusting Techniques
    1. Seiken Tsuki Forefist Thrust
    2. Tateken Tsuki Vertical forefist thrust
    3. Uraken Tsuki Inverted forefist thrust
    4. Hiraken Tsuki Four knuckle thrust (leopard punch)
    5. Morote Tsuki Two arm (two level) thrust
    6. Age Tsuki Rising thrust
    7. Furi Tsuki Roundhouse thrust
    8. Wa Tsuki Two arm, horizontal circle thrust
    9. Ipponken One knuckle thrust
    10. Nukite Spear hand

  4. Striking Techniques
    1. Shuto Uchi Sword hand (knife edge) strike
    2. Kentsui Uchi Bottom fist (hammer fist) strike
    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

  5. Foot/Leg Techniques
    1. Soko Geri Instep kick
    2. Chudan Geri Middle level kick (ball of foot forward)
    3. Jodan Geri Upper level kick (ball of foot forward)
    4. Hiza Geri Knee kick
    5. Fumioroshi Toe stomping kick
    6. Sokuto Geri Knife edge (of the foot) kick
    7. Yoko Geri Side kick
    8. Mawashi Geri Roundhouse kick
    9. Koshu Geri Heel back rising kick
    10. Hizagaeshi Knee sweeping across kick
    11. Josokute Ball of the foot
    12. Kasokute Heel

  6. Upper Level Blocking Techniques
    1. Age Uke Rising block
    2. Yoko Uchi Uke Forearm inward block
    3. Uchiotoshi (Inside) outward (circle) (forearm) drop block
    4. Yoko Barai Forearm outward side parry
    5. Wa Uke Two arm (circle) block
    6. Tsuki Uke Thrust block
    7. Kosa Uke Crossed arms block
    a. nigiri ken closed fist (palms toward front)
    b. kaishu open hands (palms away from each other, to side)
    8. Kote Uke Back of hand block
    9. Sashite Inward sweeping palm block
    10. Kara Uke Empty/Void block
    11. Ko Uke Wrist block
    12. Kuri Uke Inside out, circle block with knife edge of hand

  7. Middle Level Blocking Techniques
    1. Yoko Uke Forearm outward side block
    2. Harai Uke Middel level downward parry
    3. Wa Uke Two arm circular block
    4. Kosa Uke Crossed arms block (palms downward)
    5. Ninoude Uke Back of forearm (hirakote) inward block
    6. Shotei Barai 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
    12. Oura Uke Large circle inverted forearm block
    13. Yoko Uchi Uke 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 (knife) hand block
    20. Hijisasae Uke Two hand outward block, closed fist at elbow
    21. Hirayuki Two hand knife edge pushing block
    22. Kakiwake Wedge block
    23. Tsukidome Withdrawing forearm block (after thrust)

  8. Lower Level Blocking Techniques
    1. Harai Uke Downward parry (when standing)
    2. Gedan Barai Downward parry (when in deep stances)
    3. Shuto Barai Sword hand parry
    4. Ryote Sukui Uke Two hand scooping block
    5. Katate Sukui Uke One hand scooping block
    6. Furisute Scoop and throw
    7. Wa Uke Two arm circular block
    8. Sukuidome Scoop and catch
    9. Kosa Uke Crossed arms block
    10. Hizagaeshi Knee sweeping across block

  9. Special Training Concepts of Shito Ryu Karate

    1. Tenshin Happo Eight Directions of Response

    Tenshin Happo

    2. Hijiate Goho Five Direction Elbow Strike Exercise

    3. Tenpo Gosoku no Ho Five Methods of Body Shifting
    a. Deashi stepping straight in
    b. Hikiashi stepping (pulling) straight back
    c. Yoriashi shuffling
    d. Mawariashi spinning
    e. Tobiashi jumping/springing

    4. Uke no Gogenri Five Methods of Defense
    a. Rakka pulling or moving the attack downward
    b. Ryusui moving the attack to the side
    c. Teni body shifting away from the attack
    d. Kusshin lowering the center of gravity
    e. Hangeki meeting the attack with a counterattack

    5. Kihon Kumite Basic Engaging Techniques with a Partner
    a. Ippon single attack, straight in
    b. Nihon two predefined attacks, one step
    c. Sanbon three predefined attacks, one step
    d. Hukushiki walking attacks
    e. Kumite Kata practicing applications of kata

    6. Oyo Kumite Applied Engaging Techniques with a Partner
    a. Hokei four attackers
    b. Mawari circle of attackers
    c. Jiyu Ippon free style, one step
    d. Jiyu free style

Information supplied by Gary McGuinness Shihan
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