Tameside Karate

Kata

Genbu Kai Shito Ryu Karate Do Kata list

Listed below are the many Katas of Shito Ryu Karate Do.


The Katas are followed by an interpretation of their names and the region of Okinawa from where they originated, then the name of the Karate Do master who created the Kata.

KATA
INTERPRETATION
REGION
MASTER
KIHON NO KATA
(Kihon means Fundamental)
PINAN SHO DAN
(Pinan means Peaceful Mind, Sho means First)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
PINAN NI DAN
(Pinan means Peaceful Mind, Ni means Second)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
PINAN SAN DAN
(Pinan means Peaceful Mind, San means Third)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
PINAN YON DAN
(Pinan means Peaceful Mind, Yon means Fourth)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
PINAN GO DAN
(Pinan means Peaceful Mind, Go means Fifth)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
NAIFANCHI SHO DAN
(Naifanchi means Iron Horse, Sho means First)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
NAIFANCHI NI DAN
(Naifanchi means Iron Horse, Ni means Second)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
NAIFANCHI SAN DAN
(Naifanchi means Iron Horse, San means Third)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
JITTE
(Jitte means Ten Hands)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
JIIN
(Jiin is named after a Saint)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
JION
(Jion is named after a Temple)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
BASSAI DAI
(Bassai is to Storm a Fortress, Dai means Major) 
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
BASSAI SHO
(Bassai is to Storm a Fortress, Sho means Minor)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
AOYAGI
(Aoyagi means Green Willow)
Other
Anko ITOSU
JUROKU
(Juroku means Sixteen)
Other
Anko ITOSU
MATSUMORA ROHAI
(Matsumora's Rohai means Clear Mirror)
Anko ITOSU
KUSANKU DAI
(Kusanku means Viewing the Sky, Dai means Major)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
KUSANKU SHO
(Kusanku means Viewing the Sky, Sho means Minor)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
SHIHO KUSANKU
(Kusanku means Viewing the Sky, Shiho means Four Directions) 
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
WANSHU
(Wanshu means Flying Swallow)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
WANKAN
(Wankan means Crown of a King)
Tomari
Anko ITOSU
NISESHI
(Neiseshi means Twenty Four Techniques)
Naha
Anko ITOSU
CHINTEI
(Chintei means Incredible Hands) 
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
CHINTO
(Chinto means Crane on a Rock)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
GOJUSHIHO
(Gojushiho means Fifty Four Techniques)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
UNSHU
(Unshu means Hands of a Cloud)
Naha
Anko ITOSU
ITOSU ROHAI SHO DAN
(Itosu's Rohai means Clear Mirror, Sho means First)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
ITOSU ROHAI NI DAN
(Itosu's Rohai means Clear Mirror, Ni means Second)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
ITOSU ROHAI SAN DAN
(Itosu's Rohai means Clear Mirror, San means Third)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
SOCHIN
(Sochin means Tranquil Force)
Naha
Anko ITOSU
ARAGAKI SOCHIN
(Aragaki's Sochin means Tranquil Force)
Naha
Anko ITOSU
TOMARI BASSAI
(Tomari's Bassai is to Storm a Fortress)
Naha
Anko ITOSU
ISHIMINE BASSAI
(Ishimine's Bassai is to Storm a Fortress)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
MATSUMURA BASSAI
(Matsumura's Bassai is to Storm a Fortress)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
CHATAN YARA KUSANKU
(Chatan Yara's Kusanku)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
ANNAN
(Annan sometimes refered to as Chinto taught Matsumura Sokon)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
ANNANKO
(Annanku means Light from the South)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
MATSUMURA SEISAN
(Matsumura's Seisan means 13 Hands)  
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
SHIMPA
(Shimpa translates as Mind Wave)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
NIIPAIPO
(Niipaipo means 28 steps)
Shuri
Anko ITOSU
GEKISAI DAI ICHI
(Gekisai Dai means Attack and Smash, Ichi is One)
GEKISAI DAI NI
(Gekisai Dai means Attack and Smash, Ni is Two)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
TENSHO
(Tensho means Flowing Hands) 
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SANCHIN
(Sanchin means Three Battles. Mind, Body and Spirit)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SAIFA
(Saifa means Tearing)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SEIENCHIN
(Seienchin means Warriors Grand Calmness)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SEISAN
(Seisan means 13 Hands)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SEIPAI
(Seipai is Number 18)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SANSEIRU
(Sanseiru is Number 36, also the Dragon Kata)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
KURURUNFA
(Kururunfa means Forever Stops, peaceful and Tearing)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SHISOCHIN
(Shisochin means Four Peaceful Facing)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
SUPARINPEI
(Superinpei means The 108 Hands)
Naha
Kanryo HIGAONNA
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