Kata Information

Kata Information

KATA

Kata (形, or more traditionally, 型) (literally: “form”) is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in a group. Each is a complete fighting system, with the movements and postures of the kata being a living reference guide to the correct form and structure of the techniques used within that system. Karate Kata are executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with stepping and turning, while attempting to maintain perfect form. The practitioner is counseled to visualise the enemy attacks and their responses. Karateka “read” a kata in order to explain the imagined events. The kata is not intended as a literal depiction of a mock fight, but as a display of transition and flow from one posture and movement to another, teaching the student proper form and position, and encouraging them to visualise different scenarios for the use of each motion and technique. There are various forms of kata, each with many minor variations.

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VideoKataRankBeltKanjiTranslationMoves
Taikyoku Shodan10th KyuYellow太極初段First Cause20
Heian Shodan9th KyuOrange平安初段Peaceful Mind, First Level21
Heian Nidan8th KyuBlue平安二段Peaceful Mind, Second Level26
Heian Sandan7th KyuStripe Green平安三段Peaceful Mind, Third Level20
Heian Yondan6th KyuGreen平安四段Peaceful Mind, Fourth Level27
Heian Godan5th KyuStripe Purple平安五段Peaceful Mind, Fifth Level23
Tekki Shodan4th KyuPurple鉄騎初段Iron Horse Riding, First Level29
Bassai Dai3rd KyuBrown披塞大To Penetrate a Fortress, Big42
Jion2nd KyuBrown慈恩Love and Goodness47
Kanku Dai1st KyuBrown観空大To View the Sky, Big65
HangetsuPre-ShodanStripe Brown半月Half Moon41
EmpiPre-ShodanStripe Brown燕飛Flying Swallow37
Tekki NidanPre-ShodanStripe Brown鉄騎弐段Iron Horse Riding, Second Level24
Hangetsu, Empi, Tekki NidanShodanBlack
Kanku ShoNidanBlack観空小To View the Sky, Small47
Bassai ShoNidanBlack披塞小To Penetrate a Fortress, Small27
JitteNidanBlack十手Ten Hands24
ChinteNidanBlack珍手Rare Hand32
Tekki SandanNidanBlack鉄騎参段Iron Horse Riding, Third Level36
GankakuSandan and aboveBlack岩鶴Crane on a Rock42
SochinSandan and aboveBlack壯鎭Strength and Calm41
NijushihoSandan and aboveBlack二十四步Twenty Four Steps24
WankanSandan and aboveBlack王冠King and Crown24
JiinSandan and aboveBlack慈陰Love and Shadow35
MeikyoSandan and aboveBlack明鏡Bright Mirror33
Gojushiho ShoSandan and aboveBlack五十四歩小Fifty Four Steps, Small65
Gojushiho DaiSandan and aboveBlack五十四歩大Fifty Four Steps, Big62
UnsuSandan and aboveBlack雲手Cloud Hands48
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