KATA CATAGORIES BY REGION

(Revised 12-10-03)

 

SHURI-TE KATA

 

Japanese                                                        Okinawan/Chinese    

 

 1. Henan Shodan  [means: Peaceful Mind]                     Pinan Shodan (Bin-an)

 2. Henan Nidan                                                                    Pinan Nidan

 3. Henan Sandan                                                                 Pinan Sandan

 4. Henan Yondan                                                                Pinan Yondan

 5. Henan Godan                                                                   Pinan Godan

 6. Tekki Ichi [means: Horse Riding]                                Naihanchi Shodan 

 7. Tekki Ni                                                                            Naihanchi Nidan

 8. Tekki San                                                                          Naihanchi Sandan

 9. Bassai Dai [means: To Penetrate a Fortress]              Passai Dai 

10. Bassai Sho                                                                      Passai Sho

11. Jutte [means: Ten Hands]                                             Jutte

12. Jion   [means: Temple Sound]                                      Jion

13. Jiin    [means: Temple Bell]                                           Jiin

14. Kanku Dai [means To Look At The Sky]                   Kusanku Dai [means: A Chinese Diplomat & Boxer]

15. Kanku Sho                                                                      Kusanku Sho

16. Shiho Kusanku                                                               Shiho Kusanku

17. Nipaipo                                                                            Nepai

 

Beginning Level Kata:

 

 1. Taikyoku Shodan [means: First Cause]

 2. Taikyoku Nidan

 3. Taikyoku Sandan

 4. Ten No Kata

 

 

TOMARI-TE KATA

 

Japanese                                                        Okinawan/Chinese    

 

 1. Hangetsu [means: Half-Moon]                                     Seishan [means: Thirteen Steps]

 2. Empi [means: Flying Swallow]                                      Wanshu

 3. Matsukazee                                                                      Wankuan

 4. Wandduan                                                                       Wandduan

 5. Meikyo [means: Vision of a White Heron]                Rohai

 6. Chinte [means: Extraordinary Hands]                          Chinte

 7. Gankaku [means: Crane On A Rock]                            Chinto [means: Fighting To The East]

 8. Sochin [means: The Grand Prize]                                 Sochin

 9. Nijushiho [means: Twenty Four]                                  Neiseishi

10. Gojushiho Dai [means: Fifty Four]                              Useishi Dai [means: The Phoenix]

11. Gojushiho Sho                                                                Useishi Sho

12. Unsu [means: Cloud Hands]                                        Unshu

 

 

 

 

NAHA-TE KATA

 

Japanese                                                                    Okinawan/Chinese    

 

 1. Sanchin (Higashionna) [means: three battles]                           Sanchin

 2. Geki Sai Dai Ichi [means: attach and smash one]                       Geki Sai Dai Ichi                                  

 3. Geki Sai Dai Ni  [means: attach and smash two]                        Geki Sai Dai Ni

 4. Saifa [means: smash & tear or destroy & defeat ]                     Saifa      

 5. Seiyunchin [means: marching far quietly]                                   Seiyunchin

                          [or attack, conquer & suppress from afar]
 6. Shisochin [means: battle four monks]                                         Shisochin

 7. Sanseru (Higashionna) [means: thirty six]                                  Sanseru

 8. Sepai [pounce on the prey or eighteen]                                      Sepai

 9. Kururunfa [means: holding ground or seventeen]                    Kururunfa

10. Sesan (Higashionna) [means: thirteen]                                      Sesan

11. Suparunpei (Higashionna) [means: one hundred eight]          Suparunpei

12. Tensho [means: turning hands]                                                  Tensho

 

 

 1. Sanchin (Uechi) [means: three battles]                                        Sanchin

 2. Kanshiwa [means: combination of Kanbun & Shiwa]              Kanshiwa

 3. Kanshu [means: combination of Kanbun & Shu]                      Kanshu

 4. Seichin [ten battles]                                                                        Seichin

 5. Seisan (Uechi) [means: thirteen]                                                 Seisan

 6. Seiryu [means: sixteen]                                                                  Seiryu

 7. Kanchin [means: Kanbun’s battle]                                              Kanchin

 8. Sanseiru (Uechi) [means: thirty six]                                             Sanseiru

 9. Suparempai (Shu) [means: one hundred eight]                         Suparempai

 

 

 1. Sanchin [means: three battles]                                                      Sanchin

 2. Pachu                                                                                                Pachu

 3. Heiku [means: white tiger]                                                             Heiku

 4. Paiku [black tiger]                                                                           Paiku

 5. Seisan [means: thirteen]                                                                Seisan

 6 Neiseishi [means: twenty four]                                                     Neiseishi

 7. Sanseiru [means: thirty six]                                                           Sanseiru

 8. Anan                                                                                                 Anan