Here is a list of kata practiced by Chikubu-kai practioners. It is by no means exhaustive, and does not include any kobudo (weapons). Kata is the foundation of martial arts training. Just like a boxer hones his skills by shadow boxing, a martial artist develops and perfects his technique by doing kata. It also helps develop timing, teaches principles that can be applied anywhere, and aids in developing balance. It is therefore crucial to the development of anyone practicing the art.

Click on the kata name to see the japanese spelling.

KATA ORIGIN MEANING
Ananku Shorin Ryu Light from the South
Aoyagi Shito Ryu Green Willow
Ansan Okinawa Te Keeping peace 3 ways
Bassai Dai Shito Ryu Penetrate a fortress (principal kata)
Bassai Sho Shito Ryu Pentrate a fortress (secondary kata)
Chi No Kata Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu Earth Kata
Chinto Shito Ryu Fighting to the East
Empi Shotokan Flying Swallow
Empi Roppo Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu Elbow six ways
Go Ho No Uke Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu Five Blocks
Gojushiho Go Ju Ryu 54 Techniques
Haku Cho Okinawa Te White Swan
Hangestu Shotokan Half moon
Jiin Shito Ryu Compassion sound
Jin No Kata Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu People's Kata
Jion Shito Ryu Compassion sound
Jitte Shito Ryu Compassion hands
Kosokun Dai Shito Ryu Kushanku (maker's name)
Kururunfa Shito Ryu Holding your ground
Matzukaze Shito Ryu Pine Tree in the wind
Naifanchin Shodan - Sandan Shito Ryu Sideways fighting
Nijushiho Shito Ryu 24 techniques
Pinan (Heian) Shodan - Godan Shito Ryu Peacefull Mind
Rohai - Rohai Nidan Shito Ryu Crane on a rock
Roppo no kata Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu Six way kata
Sanchin Go Ju Ryu Three battles
Saifa Go Ju Ryu Final breaking point
Sanseiryu Go Ju Ryu 36 techniques
Seinchin Go Ju Ryu Calm in the storm
Seipai Go Ju Ryu 18 techniques
Seisan Go Ju Ryu 13 techniques
Shiho Kosokun Shito Ryu Kosokun 4 ways. Mabuni variation
Shiho No Ho Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu Four ways Kata
Shishochin Go Ju Ryu Fighting four monks
Suparinpei Go Ju Ryu 108 techniques
Ten No Kata Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu Sky Kata
Tensho Go Ju Ryu Changin hands
Tomari Bassai Tomari Te Penetrate a fortress (Tomari variation)
Unsu Shotokan Cloud hands
Wanshu Shotokan Wanshu (maker's name)
 

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