Right, lets try and use this thread for questions and answers about kata, I'll kick it of. The Tekki katas are performed in a single (perpendicular to whatever your looking at) straight line, and I've heard some pretty dodgy explainations as to why this is (watch out for that fish!). So what I'm after is why are the tekki katas performed like this? And, in tekki shodan their seems to be a reinforced block carried out with the underside of your forearm exposed, I'm not entirely sure about this but believe it to be some form of a strike? (sorry, I can't remember the Japanesse for it and I'm not about to try and work it out cause I'll just get it wrong). Thanx for reading my ramble.