Our Katas

All through history masters have developed techniques for defense, formulated them into systems and then taught the methods needed to learn their techniques and systems.  Those defense techniques were commonly handed down through the ages as intra-family or intra-tribal secrets. As those techniques evolved, certain systems tended to adopt the same or similar methods of practice.  The result was the acceptance by most masters of a principal known as “Kata”.  Katas play a very significant function in the art of Karate.  Katas have deep inner meanings requiring lengthy study and detailed understanding as they apply to the art; however a much simplified meaning of Kata could be a pre-planned program of attack and defense.

Karate (empty hand) Katas: Kobudo (weapons) Katas:
Taikyoku Shodan Bo (staff):
Taikyoku Nidan Washin Bo
Taikyoku Sandan Kihon Bo
Pinan Shodan Tsukin Bo
Pinan Nidan Kochinda no kun
Pinan Sandan Sunakachi no kun
Pinan Yondan Soken no kon (Sho & Dai)
Pinan Godan Tsugi sho no kon
Gekisai (Geisai) Tsugi no kon (Yamani)
Wansu Konga No Kon
Anaku Tsui Sho No Kon
Nihanchi Shodan Nunchaku:
Bassai Dai (WKF) Tutu sho no nunchaku
Jion (WKF) Wansu no nunchaku
Chinto (WKF) Anaku no nunchaku
Empi (WKF) Seiyo no nunchaku shodan
Wan kan Sho (Seiyo) Seiyo no nunchaku nidan
Wan kan Dai (Seiyo) Seiyo no nunchaku sandan
Rohai (Seiyo)
Meikyo (Seiyo) Sai:
Sochin (Seiyo) Tutu sho no sai
Ni Ju Shiho (Seiyo) Tawada no sai (Sho & Dai)
Go Ju Shiho (Seiyo) Yakaa no sai
Hakutsuru Shodan Tsuken Hantagawa no sai
Hakutsuru Nidan Seiyo no Sai Yondan
Hakutsuru Sundan
Hakutsuru Yondan Tonfa (Tuifa):
Hakutsuru Godan Tutu sho no Tonfa
Odo no Tonfa
Hamahiga no Tonfa
Hei An Za no Eiku Dai
Kachi Eiku no Kame
Nago Eiku bo tarch