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In the following page you will find links to all the kata taught in the Kase Ha Shotokan
Karate system, together with demonstration video of their respective movements.

Also see some of my musings

So, What is Kata?

Improve your Kata

Improve your Bunkai


There are 4 "Training" kata, developed by Master Gigo Funakoshi:

Ten No Kata
"Kata of the Heavens"
with kihon variation



Taikyoku Shodan
"First Cause"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



Taikyoku Nidan
"Second Cause"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



Taikyoku Sandan
"Third Cause"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



There are 26 "Shotokan" kata.

Master Gichin Funakoshi introduced the original 15:

Heian Shodan
"Peaceful Mind Number One"
Omote, Ura, Go, Go no Ura and Go Mae



Heian Nidan
"Peaceful Mind Number Two"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



Heian Sandan
"Peaceful Mind Number Three"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



Heian Yondan
"Peaceful Mind Number Four"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



Heian Godan
"Peaceful Mind Number Five"
Omote, Ura, Go and Go no Ura



Tekki Shodan
"Iron Horse Number One"



Tekki Nidan
"Iron Horse Number Two"



Tekki Sandan
"Iron Horse Number Three"



Bassai Dai
"To Penetrate the Fortress"
Omote and Ura



Kanku Dai
"Looking to the Sky"



Jion
"Temple Sound"
Omote and Ura



Empi
"Flying Swallow"



Jitte
"Ten Hands"
Omote and Ura



Gankaku
"Crane on a Rock"



Hangetsu
"Half Moon"



Master Gichin Funakoshi approved a further 11:

Bassai Sho
"To Penetrate the Fortress"



Kanku Sho
"Looking to the Sky"



Ji'in
"Temple Ground"
Omote and Ura



Chinte
"Extraordinary Hands"
Omote and Ura



Wankan
"Kings Crown"
Omote and Ura



Unsu
"Cloud Hands"



Gojushiho Dai
"Fifty Four Steps"
Omote and Ura



Gojushiho Sho
"Fifty Four Steps"
Omote, Ura and Go



Meikyo
"Polished Mirror"



Nijushiho
"Twenty Four Steps"



Sochin
"Immovable Stance"



Kata worthy of note:

Gojushiho
"Fifty Four Steps"



Developed by Sensei Kase:

Heian Oyo



Tekki Oyo



Developed by Sensei Heene:

Ji Oyo



"Your kata changes with each day, some days are better than others".

 

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