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Kata List

KATA (Forms):

  • Heian Katas 1-5
  • Heian Shodan
  • Heian Nidan
  • Heian Sandan
  • Heian Yodan
  • Heian Godan
  • Tekki Katas 1-3
  • Tekki Shodan
  • Tekki Nidan
  • Tekki Sandan

More advanced

  • Bassai Dai
  • Empi
  • Jion
  • Kanku Dai
  • Bassai Sho
  • Chinte
  • Gankaku
  • Gojushiho Dai
  • Gojushiho Sho
  • Hangestu
  • Jiin
  • Jitte
  • Meikyo
  • Nijushiho
  • Sochin
  • Unsu
  • Wankan

Kata Meanings:

  • Taikyoku: First Cause
  • en-No-Kata: Kata of the Universe
  • Heian: Peaceful mind
  • Tekki: Iron Knight
  • Bassai: Storm the Fortress
  • Sho: Lesser, small
  • Dai: Greater, big
  • Jion: Temple Ground
  • Jiin: Temple Sound
  • Kanku: To look at the sky
  • Hangetsu: Crescent or Half moon
  • Empi: Flying Swallow
  • Chinte: Extraordinary Hands
  • Jitte: Ten Hands
  • Gankaku: Crane on a rock
  • Sochin: To keep the peace; Grand Suppression
  • Nijushiho: Twenty-four steps
  • Shorei Kata: Light and quick; emphasizing agility and speed
  • Shorin Kata: Slow, hard, and strong; emphasizing muscles and strength