KATA HISTORY

Kenwa Mabuni/Shito-Ryu

Aoyagi, Juroku, Matsukaze, Shinsei, Shinpa, Miyojo

Kanryo Higoanna/Naha-Te

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

Go Kenki

Nipaipo, Papporen, Hakucho, Hakkaku

Seisho Aragaki/Tomari-Te

Neiseshi, Sochin, Unshu, Tomari Basai

Ankoh Itsou/Shuri-Te

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


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 

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