Kata 6-10

Kata 6-10 consist of Tekki Shodan, Bassai Dai, Tekki Nidan, Tekki Sandan and Hangetsu.

Tekki Kata

Tekki kata consists of Tekki Shodan, Tekki Nidan and Tekki Sandan.

The name, Tekki, means the iron horse and refers to the distinguishing feature of this kata, its riding stance (kiba-dachi). The movements are performed in a straight line back and forth.

Tekki kata are some of the oldest known kata still used in modern karate and they were the ones karate students were first taught. Only after several years could the students move on to other kata.

Tekki Shodan

Bassai Dai

Tekki Nidan

Tekki Sandan


Bassai Dai

Bassai Dai is most commonly translated as "Penetrate the fortress" or "To extract from a fortress" or "Remove an obstruction" , meaning that one must display the strength and spirit required to break through an enemy's castle.

The roots of the Kata can be traced back to the Chinese Wuxing Quan (Five Element Fist). It was passed down by Okinawan master Sokon Matsumura and his student Anko Itosu.

Breaking the balance of the opponent and defending against grappling attacks are the main aspects focused on in bunkai. Many styles of karate practice Bassai Dai with several variations. The JKA version has 42 movements.

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