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#164356 - 12/05/05 09:57 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
horizon Offline

Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 143
Loc: London
The kata I need to know for my kyu grade (5th) are the following:
Taikyoku sono ichi, ni, san
Pinan sono ichi, ni, san
Seido sono ichi, ni (part of Seido karate syllabus)

I like the Seido katas and perform quite well in them as well, but I also enjoy Pinan 2 and 3.
Sanchin I find interesting, and I feel myself improving, but it's a very difficult kata and will take a very long time before I will feel I can perform it reasonably well.

For my next belt, which I will hopefully grade to this Saturday, I will have to learn 3 more kata:
Gekisai Dai
Pinan sono yon
Seido sono san

I quite look forward to learning new kata, as every single one brings in new aspects, new insights and things to think about.
Ichi Nichi Issho - one day, one lifetime

#164357 - 12/08/05 07:32 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
BAMA REDNECK9000 Offline

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 329
Let's see, I know Taikyoku Shodan, Nidan, and sandan, Heian Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan, and Godan, and Tekki Shodan, the one I'm best at would probably be Taikyoku Shodan but my favorite is Heian Yondan.
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

#164358 - 12/15/05 06:58 AM Re: Your kata [Re: BAMA REDNECK9000]
olisan Offline

Registered: 09/09/05
Posts: 1
good at:

Heian 1-5
Tekki 1-3
Basai Dai, Basai Sho
Jion, Jiin
Kanku Dai, Kanku Sho

still becomming good at :


#164359 - 12/15/05 05:35 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Victor Smith]
Ironfoot Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 2682
Loc: St. Clair Shores, MI USA
Damn, Victor! Why didn't you list the kata you DON'T know?

I see you had sanchin down the list. Do you teach this at brown belt? Seems it's taught either 1st or 7th in the Isshinryu curriculum.

#164360 - 12/16/05 08:25 AM Re: Your kata [Re: Ironfoot]
still wadowoman Offline
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Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 3420
Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
Kata I "know"

Wado Ryu: Pinan Nidan, Shodan, Sandan, Yodan and Godan. Kushanku, Nianchi, Seishan, Chinto, Bassai, Rohai, Jion and Jitte.

Shindo Ryu: Keiko kata ichi, ni and san. Tanshiki kata Nidan, Shodan, Sandan, Yodan and Godan. Kusanku, Nianchi, Seisan, Chinto, Bassai, Rohai and Jion.

Yoseikan: Heian Nidan, Shodan, Sandan, Yodan and Godan.

All of the above need a lot of improvement. I am leaning Ananku which I need along with Wanshu for my 4th dan in Shindo Ryu. For Wado Ryu I need that version of Wanshu plus Ni Sei Shi.

My favourite kata is Jion. I love both versions of that kata.
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#164361 - 01/07/06 09:19 PM Re: Your kata [Re: still wadowoman]
babydru Offline

Registered: 01/07/06
Posts: 1
I'm a Shorinryu (Kobayashi) practitioner who also does other Japanese/Okinawan styles. I also do Taekwondo. Here are my Japanese/Okinawan katas

Taikyoku Gedan, Chudan, Jodan, Mawashi Uke and Kake Uke
Gekisai Dai Ichi and Ni
Pinan Shodan-Godan
Naihanchi Shodan-Sandan
Passai Dai and Sho
Kusanku Dai and Sho
Aragaki Unsu

#164362 - 01/08/06 09:15 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
Ives Offline

Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 691
Loc: the Netherlands
At the moment in my training I do: kihon-ichi-no-kata, ten-i-no-kata, kihon-ni-no-kata, shiho-empi and shiho-tsuki-geri. (The last one actually in different ways, but this way most of the time.)
I'm 5th kyu at the moment.

#164363 - 01/08/06 06:54 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Ironfoot]
Victor Smith Offline
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Registered: 06/01/00
Posts: 3220
Loc: Derry, NH
Hi Ironfoot,

Just saw your post, having been working flat out the past several months.

As to what kata I know, I've trained a few places and when taught tried to remember it. I think at one time or another I've studied several hundred forms, but whether I know them is a question. Time has restricted many of those practices, many of them were variations of the same kata (such as 3 or 4 different versions of Chinto) which made the retention somewhat easier.

What it does help is my understanding of what others do.

As for Sanchin, I teach Sanchin as the 8th Isshinryu kata, the same order as my instructors taught me. That I teach other kata drills in between the 8, does not change the order of our Isshinryu.

There are some who use Sanchin first (which is more traditional Goju tradition), and I understand at one time Isshinryu taught it first, in the early years before my instructors began training.

I see no special merit in either practice.

Of course I do make one small difference, I only teach Sanchin full speed with normal breathing, after long study on my part. I use Sanchin as a way to break up attacks.
victor smith bushi no te isshinryu offering free instruction for 30 years

#164364 - 01/09/06 04:28 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Victor Smith]
Neko456 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 3260
Loc: Midwest City, Ok, USA
Naihanchi Sho
Passai Dai

Years later after
Sesain Matsummura's


Kihon Fukyu-sho
Gakisai 1-3 S.Toguchi's 3rd kata
Gakihai 1 ST's
Gakihai-2 ST's
Kaku-hai 1-2 ST's
SeiSan Hagashionna's
Hakutsuru Toguchi's

Pinan 1-5
Baisai sho

Shotokan Heian 1-5, Naihanchi sho, Baisai

Spring flower

Sil-lum Tao Little idea
Chum Kui Sinking & Bridging
Biu-Jee Darting Fingers
Chi-sauo Sticky Hands

Fukien White Crane ...Ngo-cho-kun
Basic kuens
Sam chien

Silat and Kali sets 1-8.....

Edited by Neko456 (01/09/06 04:30 PM)

#164365 - 01/10/06 02:46 AM Re: Your kata [Re: Neko456]
CVV Offline

Registered: 08/06/04
Posts: 605
Loc: Belgium

You mention "SeiSan Hagashionna's"
It's different from the Goju version ?
Where does it come from (Toguchi-Higa-Higashiaonna ???)

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