• Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give...It's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward. Sylvester Stallone
  • The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin
  • Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others. - Sir Winston Churchill
  • The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of its participants. - Master Funikoshi
  • Concentration is the secret of strength - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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TekkiShodan

The Tekki Series are some of the most complex kata in the Shotokan Style. Originally a Shuri-te kata, places much emphasis on deep rooting. To maintain a strong kiba-dachi, with accurate posture and to avoid bobbing up-and-down requires much lower body strength, and this kata, as with all of the Tekki Kata are renown for their effective development of the ‘Hara’ (Located three fingertips below the naval).