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Kata

KATA

“The formal patterns which are the backbone of karate training. It develops form, style, balance, speed and control. Kata trains the individual in the alertness of mind and body.”

Kata (literally: “form”) is a Japanese word describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements. Kata are a core component of training in most traditional Japanese and Okinawan martial arts including Okinawan Kenpo.

kata table
Notes:

* Original 12 Katas of Okinawan Kenpo

*** Developed the Pinan Katas
 
Teachers:

Seikichi Odo Kentsu Yabu Shinkichi Kuniyoshi
Shigeru Nakamura Shinpo Matayoshi Yoshihiro Sakiyama
Sokon Bushi Matsumura Shinko Matayoshi Agena Gushican Terugan
Chomo Hanashiro Chotoku Kyan  
Seike Toma Yasutune Itosu  
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