Kata is a Japanese word describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements practised either solo or in pairs.  In Japanese martial arts practice, kata is often seen as an essential partner to kumite training (i.e. mock-combat) with one complementing the other.

The katas taught by our club are from the shotokan style of karate.

Taikyoku “first cause” series of katas:

Taikyoku Shodan (First level) [download id=”1″ format=”kata_application”]

Taikyoku Nidan (Second level) [download id=”1″ format=”kata_application”]

Taikyoku Sandan (Third level) [download id=”2″ format=”kata_application”]

Taikyoku Yondan (Fourth level) [download id=”3″ format=”kata_application”]

Taikyoku Godan (Fifth level) [download id=”4″ format=”kata_application”]

Taikyoku Rokudan (Sixth level) [download id=”5″ format=”kata_application”]

Pinan “great peace” series of katas:

Pinan Shodan (First level)

Pinan Nidan (Second level)

Pinan Sandan (Third level)

Pinan Yondan (Fourth level)

Pinan Godan (Fifth level)

Tensho “revolving hands”.

Naifanchi “inner step rooted to the ground”.

Bassai Dai “to penetrate/storm a fortress”.

Kushanku “Okinawan name in chinese of its creator”.

Empi “flying swallow”.

Jion “named after jion-ji temple”.

Sochin “immovable in the face of danger”.

Chinte “incredible hands”.

Unsu “defence of a cloud”.

Gankaku “crane on a rock”.

Jutte “ten hands”.