Kata List

Kanryo Higaonna - Naha-Te

Kururunfa, Saifa, Sanchin, Tensho, Sanseiru, Seienchin, Seipai, Shisochin, Superinpei

Ankoh Itosu - Shuri-Te

Heian/Pinan Shodan/Nidan/Sandan/Yondan/Godan, Basai Dai, Chintei, Chinto, Gojushiho, Jiin, Jion, Jitte, Kosokun Dai, Naifanchi, Rohai, Wanshu

Kenwa Mabuni - Shito-Ryu

Aoyagi, Juroku, Matsukaze, Shinsei, Shinpa, Miyojo


Seisho Aragaki - Tomari-Te

Neiseshi, Sochin, Unshu, Tomari Basai

Go Kenki

Nipaipo, Papporen, Hakucho, Hakkaku

Sokon Matsumura

Basai, Rohai, Wankan, Naihanchi, Seisan, Chinto, Kushanku


Kata meaning

  • Heian (Pinan) - Peace, tranquillity / Safe from harm
  • Naifanchi - Sideway Fighting, or Surreptitious Steps
  • Jiin - Temple Ground
  • Jitte - Temple Hand, 10 Hands
  • Jion - Temple Sound
  • Bassai - Breach a Fortress, Trust Asunder
  • Wanshu - The name of Chinese Envoy
  • Kosokun  (Kushanku, Kanku) - The Name of the Chinese Public Official of the Ming Dynasty
  • Niseishi - Twenty four Steps
  • Gojushiho - Fifty Four Steps
  • Unsu (Unshu) - Cloud Hand, Hand in the Clouds
  • Sanchin - Three Battles
  • Shinsei - New Life, New Birth
  • Shinpa - New Break point
  • Aoyagi - Green Willow
  • Juroku - Sixteen
  • Myojo - Pure Brightness
  • Matsukaze - Pine Tree Wind 
  • Sochin - Strong Calmness Grand Prize 
  • Shiho Kosokun- Four Directions of Kosokun
  • Rohai - Vision of a White Heron

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  • Happo Sho - Hand in Eight Directions
  • Kenshu - Excellent fist
  • Kensho - Fisted Hand
  • Kenpaku (Kenhaku) - Superior Fist
  • Shisochin - Warrior’s Grand Calmness
  • Seisan - Thirteen Hands
  • Tensho - Rotating Palms, Elegant Hands
  • Seipai - Eighteen Hands
  • Seienchin - Lull in the Storm
  • Kururunfa - Seventeen, Holding Your Ground
  • Suparinpei - One Hundred & Eight Hands
  • Sanseiru - Thirty Six Hands
  • Saifa (Saiha) - The Final Breaking Point
  • Nipaipo - Twenty Eight Steps
  • Haffa (Hakucho) - White Swan, One Hundred Birds
  • Papporen - Eight Steps, Eight Steps at a time
  • Annanko - Light from the South 
  • Chinte - Curious Hands
  • Chinto - Name of shipwrecked martial artist. Fighting to the East, or where the sun comes up