Jitte (kata) video
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The history of Jitte (ten hands) is very clouded, but most agree that the kata developed in Tomari, but probably originated in China. The kata has very moves, associated with defence against a staff. These unusual kata moves seem to have been mixed with the more traditional shotokan karate moves, ie, age-uke (upper rising block), taesho (palm heal strike) and manji-gamae (double block).
Jitte is a very smooth and flowing kata, with slow moves, suddenly exploding into fast, jitte also has two haito-uchi (ridge hand) attacks and an unusual mika zuki geri (crescent kick), double arm block combination, in kaba dachi (horse riding stance). Jitte is usually practiced at black belt.
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