Heian / Pinan Kata

Heian Kata

The purpose of this section of the website is to help students with their kata training, so the videos of the kata can be used as a reference during their solo practise away from the dojo. They do not however replace the invaluable training time in the dojo with the instructor.

Created by Ankoh Itosu the first 5 kata students learn are the Heian Kata and they are taught in the following order - Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan, Godan. Learning these 5 Heian kata will take the student up to brown belt grade.

These kata are integral to the foundation of a students karate technique and hold a wealth of information regarding self protection principles and techniques. They also pave the way to the advanced kata the student will learn from brown belt onwards. 


Heian Kata Videos

Choose the kata you wish to view from the list below or from the menu bar:

Heian Shodan

Heian Nidan

Heian Sandan

Heian Yondan

Heian Godan

Kata Book for students

This book is a valuable resource for all students of LTK who wish to have a better understanding of these kata to help them progress through the belt system, and can also be used as an aide memoir when away from the dojo.