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Shotokan Kata

Kata Diag

Pictured: Heian Shodan

Kata is often described as a set sequence of karate moves organized into a pre-arranged fight against imaginary opponents. The kata consists of kicks, punches, sweeps, strikes and blocks. Body movement in various kata includes stepping, twisting, turning, dropping to the ground, and jumping. In Shotokan, kata is a performance or a demonstration, with every technique potentially a killing blow (ikken hisatsu)—while paying particular attention to form and timing (rhythm). As the karateka grows older, more emphasis is placed on the health benefits of practicing kata, promoting fitness while keeping the body soft, supple, and agile.

1.Taikyoku Shodan
2.Taikyoku Nidan
3.Taikyoku Sandan
4.Heian Shodan
5.Heian Nidan
6.Heian Sandan
7.Heian Yodan
8.Heian Godan
9.Tekki Shodan
10.Tekki Nidan
11.Tekki Sandan
12.Empi Sho
13.Jion
14.Bassai Dai
15.Hangetsu
16.Jitte
17.Unsu
18.Jiin
19.Meikyo
20.Bassai Sho
21.Kanku Sho
22.Kanku Dai
23.Nijushiho
24.Gojushiho Sho
25.Gojushiho Dai
26.Wankan
27.Sochin
28.Chinte
29.Gankaku