The name, Tekki, refers to the
distinctive feature of this kata (and the other two Tekki forms), its horse riding stance
(kiba-dachi). The legs are set in a strong, straddling position as if on horseback, and
tension is applied to the outside edges of the soles of the feet with the feeling of
gathering the strength in toward the center.
Dr. Manfred Chiu demonstrates Tekki Shodan. Animated from original video tape produced by SKA.
The complete video tape, including Mr.
Ohshima's comments and corrections, and several performances at various
speeds and viewing angles is available for purchase from the
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Gichin Funakoshi demonstrates Tekki Shodan at Keio University
A 30 minute video with this and other material may be