Shotokan Karate Kata

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Please note that you will find slight variations in the moves in the kata below compared to those practiced within the SSKA. This is normal & acceptable. The reason is that the karate-ka on the video clips below practiced under different Karate Masters at different times & therefore from different lineages.

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Kata Kihon - Basic Kata or Taikyoku Shodan

 

Heian - Peaceful or Tranquility

Heian Shodan

 

Heian Nidan

 

Heian Sandan

 

Heian Yondan


 

Heian Godan

 

Tekki - Iron Horse

Tekki Shodan


 

Tekki Nidan
Tekki Sandan

 

Bassai - To Storm a Fortress. (dai=major, sho=minor)

Bassai Dai


Bassai Sho

 

Kanku - Viewing the Sky

Kanku Dai
Kanku Sho

 

Empi - Flying Swallow

Enpi

 

Jion - Named after the Temple Jion-Ji

Jion

 

Jiin - Named after the Saint (Love of Truth)

Jiin

 

Jitte - Ten Hands

Jitte

 

Hangetsu - Half Moon

Hangetsu

 

Gankaku - Crane on a Rock

Gankaku

 

Koryu Gankaku or Gankaku Sho (not part of SSKA syllabus)

Chinte - Incredible Hands (Rare Hand or Chinese Hand)

Chinte

 

Nijushiho - 24 Steps

Nijushiho

 

Sochin - Preserve Peace or Rooted

Sochin

 

Unsu - Hands of a Cloud or Defense of a Cloud

Unsu

 

Gojushiho - 54 Steps

Gojushiho Dai
Gojushiho Sho

 

Wankan - Crown of a King

Wankan

 

Meikyo (or Rohai) - Mirror of the Soul or Clear Mirror

Meikyo

Meikyo Nidan & Sandan (not part of SSKA syllabus)

 

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Updated: Wednesday, 20 February 2013