Katas 型

The Kata (forms) are sequences of movements that combine attack and defense techniques, implemented against imaginary opponents. They are classified into three categories: SHO-KYU (basic training of kata), CHU-KUY (intermediate kata) and YU-DANSHEN (advanced, higher level of kata).
 

  • SHO-KYU or Basic Kata: the foundation of basic techniques, where coordinated and structured movements are chained together, providing correct positions.

  • CHU-KYU or Intermediate Kata: compound movements and changes in executions, where strength intercalates and speed changes during the development of the kata.

  • YU-DANSHEN KATA or advance Kata: are the essence of training "KU TAN MO REN" (to forge a personality through intensive practice), achieving physical, mental, and spiritual balance and personal maturity of the practitioner.  

PRINCIPLES OF THE KATA'S EXECUTION

SHITAI NO TO ITSU: correct mastery of techniques and positions.


CHIKARA NO KYO-YAKU: right way and method of using force.


WAZA NO TANKYU: type of speeds used in each technique.

DOSA NO DAISHO: degree of a movement's expansion along with body movements.

KIAI: shout. Release of internal energy.

SHINKI I-TAI: attention in each technique performed.


CHOKUGAN: purpose of the technique and focus of an imaginary point.

KOKYU-HO: the opposite; every action of attack becomes defense and every action of defense transforms into attack. How to use the techniques active-passive and passive-active.

REI: each kata begins and end with courtesy, as demonstrated in the reverence and respect.

KEN SEN ICHI: the preparation and demonstration of the mental concentration.

DOJOS KEN

OFFICIAL KATA LIST

  • YUNKENSANPO (SHODAN, NIDAN, SANDAN AND YONDAN)

  • TUMPE (SHODAN AND NIDAN)

  • FUKIOGATA (SHODAN AND NIDAN)

  • KIHON KATA

  • TAIAN (SHODAN AND NIDAN)

  • PINAN (SHODAN, NIDAN, SANDAN, YONDAN AND GODAN)

  • NAIFANCHI (SHODAN, NIDAN AND SANDAN)

  • SEISAN

  • PASSAI DAI

  • JION

  • KURURUNFA

  • CHINTO

  • UNSHU

  • MATSUMURA NO PASSAI

  • KANKU (KUSANKU)

  • GOJUSHIJO

  • NISEISHI

MEANING OF THE KATAS

  • TUMPE: FOUR EQUAL SIDES

  • FUKIOGATA: MOON CEREMONY

  • KIHON KATA: ENDING POINT OF THE FISTS

  • TAIAN: ORIGIN

  • PINAN: PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

  • NAIFANCHI: WIND RIDER

  • SEISAN: WAY OF THE THIRTEEN STEPS

  • PASSAI: CROSSING THE WALL

  • JION: THE SOUND OF THE TEMPLE

  • KURURUNFA: MOVEMENT AND FORCE OF THE WAVES

  • CHINTO: CRANE ON THE ROCK

  • UNSHU: HANDS IN THE CLOUDS

  • KUSANKU-DAI: SUN SALUTATION

  • GOJUSHIJO: DEPTH OF THE HANDS

  • NISEISHI: SECONDARY ROAD

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