Tachi Waza

Definition Tachi waza (立ち技) is the Japanese term for stance/s (tachi/dachi). Shotokan karateka apply all techniques from specific stances. All stances feature advantages and disadvantages. Some offer very stable positions. Others prepare powerful techniques. And […]


Toshi (闘志) means “fighting spirit”. Kihon, kata, and kumite develops toshi in an excellent way. Because instructors bring students to their physical and mental limits and even push them through their limits. Toshi itself consists […]