The 27 Shotokan Kata

The list of kata was taken from Shotokan Karate Online. I added video.

Enjoy.

jm

KATA LIST:

1.  Taikyoku Shodan also known as Kihon kata (太極初段) Means ~ first cause first level Introduced by ~ Gichin Funakoshi

2.  Heian Shodan (平安初段) Means ~ Peaceful way first level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

3.  Heian Nidan (平安二段) Means ~ Peaceful way second level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

4.  Heian Sandan (平安三段) Means ~ Peaceful way third level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

5.  Heian Yondan (平安四段) Means ~ Peaceful way fourth level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

6.  Heian Godan (平安五段) Means ~ Peaceful way fifth level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

7.  Tekki Shodan (鉄騎初段) Means ~ Iron Horse first level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

8.  Bassai Dai (披塞大) Means ~ To storm a fortress (dai=major) Introduced by ~ Peichin.

9.  Kanku Dai (観空大) Means ~ To view the sky (dai=major) Introduced by ~ Kung Hsiang Chun

10. Enpi (燕飛) Means ~ Flying swallow Introduced by ~ Wang Ji

11. Hangetsu (半月) Means ~ Half Moon Introduced by ~ Bushi Matsumura

12. Jion (慈恩) Means ~ Thought to be named after the Chinese temple Jion-ji. kata and comes from Tomari te

13. Sochin (壯鎭) Means ~ Preserve Peace Introduced by ~Yoshitika Funakoshi

14. Meikyo (明鏡) Means ~ Mirror of the soul and comes from ~Tomari-te

15. Ji’in (慈陰) Means ~ Named after the saint and comes from Tomari te

16. Gojushiho Dai (五十四歩大) Means ~ 54 steps Introduced by ~Yasutsune Itosu

17. Jitte (十手)Means ~ Ten hands and comes from Tomari te

18. Gankaku (岩鶴) Means ~ Crane on a rock Introduced by ~ Bushi Matsumura

19. Tekki Nidan (鉄騎二段) Means ~ Iron Horse second level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

20. Tekki Sandan (鉄騎三段) Means ~ Iron Horse third level Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

21. Chinte (珍手) Means ~ Incredible hands Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu?

22. Bassai Sho (披塞小) Means ~ To penetrate a fortress (sho=minor) Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

23. Kanku Sho (観空小) Means ~ To view the sky (sho=minor) Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

24. Nijushiho (二十四步) Means ~ 24 steps Introduced by ~ Seisho Aragaki

25. Unsu (雲手) Means ~ Hands of a cloud Introduced by ~ Seisho Aragaki

26. Wankan (王冠) Means ~ Crown of a king Introduced by ~ Gigo Funakoshi

27. Gojushiho Sho (五十四歩小) Means ~ 54 steps Introduced by ~ Yasutsune Itosu

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