TRINITY SHOTOKAN KARATE


Kata

There are 26 formal kata in the Shotkan system.

Practice of kata helps perfect the karateka's technique, and develops "muscle memory."

After much practice, the karateka is able to use these techiques, in sequence, even in an emergency situation.


Heian Shodan (Peaceful Mind 1) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Kawasoe
Heian Nidan (Peaceful Mind 2) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Rosanelli
Heian Sandan (Peaceful Mind 3) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Kasuya
Heian Yondan (Peaceful Mind 4) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Hori
Heian Godan (Peaceful Mind 5) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Cook
Tekki Shodan (Horse Riding or Iron Horse 1) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Kam
Tekki Nidan (Horse Riding or Iron Horse 2) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Enoeda
Tekki Sandan (Horse Riding or Iron Horse 3) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Imura
Bassai Dai (Bassai – To penetrate a fortress. Dai – big/large) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Hiromi
Bassai Sho (Bassai – To penetrate a fortress. Sho – small) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Shirai
Kanku Dai (Kanku – To look at the sky. Dai – big/large) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Osaka
Kanku Sho (Kanku – To look at the sky. Sho – small) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Moreno
Jion (Named for either the famous Buddhist temple Jion-ji or the Buddhist saint Jion) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Yamaguchi
Jitte (Jutte) (Ten Hands) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Shiina
Ji'in (Temple Grounds) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Unnamed
Empi (Enpi) (Flying Swallow) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Nagaki
Gangaku (Gankaku) (Crane on a Rock) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Unnamed
Hangetsu (Half Moon) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Kato
Sochin (Energetic Calm) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Tsuchiya
Nijushiho (Twenty-four Steps) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Ohta
Meikyo (Bright/Polished Mirror or Mirror of the Soul) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Kase
Chinte (Incredible Hands) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Enoeda
Unsu (Hand in the Clouds) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Valdesi
Wankan (King’s Crown) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Shoshin
Gojushiho Dai (Fifty-four Steps – big/large) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Morton
Gojushiho Sho (Fifty-four Steps – small) Diagram Video Bunkai Old Kanazawa Yamazaki


(Hover over the kata name for a brief description, click the name for more detail, or click the links for diagrams and videos.)

 

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