The KATA (form) , used in KARATE-JUTSU are drawn mainly from Okinawan Goju-Ryu. Two KATA have been adapted from Okinawan Shorin-Ryu or its Japanese derivative, Shotokan.

Heian (Shodan):

“Peaceful Mind Beginning Step form”

“Heavenly Peace”

A kata taken from the Japanese Shotokan style and modified for use in Karate Jutsu. It is the first of a series of 5 Heian kata practised in the Shotokan style. Shotokan is a Japanese style derived from the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu style by Gichin Funakoshi (see History). The original Shorin-Ryu kata were the Pinan series kata, which were modified by Funakoshi to become the Heian series of kata, now practised by Shotokan The original form in Shorin-Ryu was Pinan Nidan.

Gekisai Dai Ichi:

“Attack, crush, destroy, demolish #1”

This was developed by Chojun Miyagi and Shoshin Nagamine (Shorin-Ryu) for inclusion in martial arts training of Okinawan school children . It is practised in the Shorin-Ryu system as Fukyugata Ni. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Gekisai Dai Ni:

“Attack, crush, destroy, demolish #2”

Some sources say that this kata developed by Chojun Miyagi as a variation on Gekisai Dai Ichi, for inclusion in martial arts training of Okinawan school children. Othe sources claim that this was an established kata which Miyagi adopted and that he used it as a basis for developing Gekisai Dai Ichi. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Saifa:

“Crush, tear, shatter”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which some sources say Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Other sources claim that Chojun Miyagi introduced this kata from Chinese martial arts which he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Naifunchin:

“Fight within boundary”

This is a Shorin Ryu Kata (Naihanchi Sho) part of a series of 3 kata. Also used as the first of a series of 3 kata in Shotokan under the name of Tekki Shodan. (Iron Horse)

Seiyunchin:

“Conquer over a distance”

“To draw/suck/pull in and battle “

“Marching/Conquer far quietly “

“Control, suppress and pull”

“To pull off balance and fight”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which some sources say Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Other sources claim that Chojun Miyagi introduced this kata from Chinese martial arts which he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Shisochin:

“Conquer 4 directions”

“Four gated battle”

“Four direction battle”

“To defeat attacks from four sides”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which some sources say Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Other sources claim that Chojun Miyagi introduced this kata from Chinese martial arts which he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Sanseru:

“Thirty Six”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Sepai:

“Eighteen”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which some sources say Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Other sources claim that Chojun Miyagi introduced this kata from Chinese martial arts which he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Sesan:

“Thirteen”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Kururunfa:

“Forever peacefulness-stops-shatter”

“To remain still, then quickly attack and destroy”

“Holding ground”

“Armageddon”

“Silence before the storm”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which some sources say Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Other sources claim that Chojun Miyagi introduced this kata from Chinese martial arts which he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Suparinpei:

“One Hundred and Eight”

This is an Okinawan Goju Ryu Kata which Kanryo Higaonna adopted from the Chinese martial arts he studied. Variations are also practiced within other styles.

Sanchin:

“Three battles”

The Karate-Jutsu version of this “BREATHING” kata is a variation of the Chojun Miyagi Sanchin practised in Goju-Ryu. Some other schools practise the Kanryo Higaonna version or the Uechi-Ryu version or variations.

WEAPONS KATA (KOBUJUTSU):

Bo Dai Ichi:

First Bo kata

Bo Dai Ni:

Second Bo kata

Nunchaku Dai Ichi:

First Nunchaku kata

Nunchaku Dai NI:

Second Nunchaku kata

Tonfa Dai Ichi:

First Tonfa kata

Tonfa Dai Ni:

Second Tonfa kata

Sai:

Sai kata. An adaption of Tsukenshitahaku No Sai