Tekki Shodan, also known as Naihanchi, is a very old kata. This kata is particularly useful for developing self-defense against attackers at a close range. The Japan Karate Association requires students to perform the kata Tekki Shodan when testing for the rank of brown belt (3rd kyu).
The kata is demonstrated by Sensei Anita Bendickson in this group of downloadable videos. The downloads are in MP4 video format, and will play on most computers and mobile devices. You will be emailed a link so that you can download the following files that can be viewed separately. You can also access your files from your account page.
Your purchase includes these four video files:
Introduction and Embusen:
The kata is shown slowly with a general description of the main points.
Move by Move:
Next the kata is demonstrated close up with verbal explanations to allow the student to follow along.
The most difficult aspects of each kata are then demonstrated from a variety of angles, along with an explanation of the fine points of the movements.
Full Speed Demonstration:
Sensei Bendickson demonstrates the kata with the correct speed and tempo.
Tekki Shodan is an essential kata intermediate Shotokan Karate kata.