Translated, jitte means "ten hands". This name refers to a fight that takes place against a large number of opponents.

Jitte is a short kata that earns its right to be classified as a master kata by its sometimes unusual techniques. These teach extraordinary applications in special fighting situations.
Jitte includes many defenses against stick attacks. This makes it the Shōtōkan kata that deals with most combat situations against armed attackers.

Very pronounced is the use of the hips in combination with body rotations. This requires good coordination of the torso muscles as well as the arms and legs. The sometimes large movements are a good exercise to stay compact: The techniques only get the necessary kime through the use of the hara.

The Yōi in Jitte is similar to that in Jion and Ji'in. The first defensive technique (tekubi kake uke) represents a possible defense against a stick thrust. One grasps the stick with both hands and brings the attacker off balance with a lever movement. In the last four techniques, rhythm is crucial. The first three age uke are executed in the Sanbon principle, after a short pause the final technique follows, which can be interpreted either as an attack (Oi komi) or as a lever (e.g. against Oi zuki).

Duration: about 50 seconds

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