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Tensho Kata
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Mokuso
?Tensho Kata?
Yoi.

1. Step into right sanchin-dachi.

2. Right hand execute an outside tensho cover at the same time pull left hand back in chamber, then execute an inside tensho cover with your right hand. Bringing right hand back in chamber execute right jodan- shotei-uchi, ibuki.

3. Raise your right hand above your head in a circular motion to your right, then in a descending motion, then back into a position just below your right armpit, execute right gedan- shotei-uke, ibuki..

4. Raise your right hand perpendicular to the floor and execute right jodan- koken-uke with tension (whole hand curves, thumb touching ring finger), at eyes height turn wrist over then execute right shuto-sakotsu-uchi-komi, ibuki.

5. Right hand execute chudan- koken-uke with tension (whole hand curves, thumb touching middle finger), to your right then open your right hand and execute chudan- shotei-uchi, ibuki.

6. Step into left sanchin-dachi.

7. Left hand execute an outside tensho cover at the same time pull right hand back in chamber, then execute an inside tensho cover with your left hand. Bringing left hand back in chamber execute left jodan- shotei-uchi, ibuki.

8. Raise your left hand above your head in a circular motion to your left, then in a descending motion, then back into a position just below your left armpit, execute left gedan- shotei-uke, ibuki..

9. Raise your left hand perpendicular to the floor and execute left jodan- koken-uke with tension (whole hand curves, thumb touching ring finger), at eyes height turn wrist over then execute left shuto-sakotsu-uchi-komi, ibuki.

10. Left hand execute chudan- koken-uke with tension (whole hand curves, thumb touching middle finger), to your left then open your left hand and execute chudan- shotei-uchi, ibuki.

6. Step into right sanchin-dachi.

7. Both hands execute outside tensho cover, then both hands execute inside tensho cover. Bringing both hands back in chamber execute jodan- shotei-uchi with both hands, ibuki.

8. Raise both hands above your head in a circular motion, then in a descending motion, then back into a position just below your armpits, execute gedan- shotei-uke with both hands, ibuki.


9. Raise both hands perpendicular to the floor executing jodan- koken-uke with tension (whole hand curves, thumb touching ring finger), at eyes height turn wrist over then execute shuto-sakotsu-uchi-komi with both hands, ibuki.

10. Both hands execute chudan- koken-uke with tension (whole hand curves, thumb touching middle finger), to your right and left then open both hands and execute chudan- shotei-uchi, ibuki.

11. Both hands reach out, grasp opponent?s lapels (back of hands touching), both hands return to chamber in fist and then execute morote-chudan- nukite, ibuki.

12. Repeat #11.

13. Repeat #11.

14. Step back into left sanchin-dachi, right shuto-enke-uke, ibuki.

15. Step back into right sanchin-dachi, left shuto-enke-uke, ibuki.

16. Come back into musubi-dachi, hands in mokuso.

Naore.