26 kata of JKA shotokan karate

Discussion in 'Karate' started by magpie, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. magpie

    magpie Valued Member



    1.Heian Shodan----------Peaceful Way One---------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D2yOzDsW8k"]YouTube- Heian Shodan - Shotokan Karate[/ame]

    2.Heian Nidan---------Peaceful Way Two---------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=VApwsBSx7mg"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa - Heian Nidan[/ame]

    3.Heian Sandan-------Peaceful Way Three--------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=8OI-FTV3-4o"]YouTube- Heian Sandan - Shotokan Karate[/ame]

    4.Heian Yondan-------Peaceful Way Four------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=HrAiTCcatbY"]YouTube- Heian Yondan - Shotokan Karate[/ame]

    5.Heian Godan--------Peaceful Way Five-----Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ZagZ6egeRbw"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa - Heian Godan[/ame]

    BROWN BELT and SHODAN (1st dan)

    6.Tekki Shodan-------Iron Horse One-----Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=BBI8JUz1Jj4"]YouTube- Kata Tekki Shodan[/ame]

    7.Bassai Dai----------To storm a fortress (dai=major)-----Peichin

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=tOiyWtUHfjM"]YouTube- JKA Samurai Kata 47 (Bassai Dai)[/ame]

    8.Kanku Dai----------To view the sky (dai=major)----------Kung Hsiang Chun

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=I2RN3dBvxOg"]YouTube- JKA Samurai Kata 48 (Kanku Dai)[/ame]

    9.Enpi----------------Flying swallow-----------Wang Ji?

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=3cuRkVB-xwU"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa 10º Dan Enpi[/ame]

    10.Jion-------Named after the Chinese temple----Tomari-te

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4KPEjzwDvo"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa 10º Dan Jion[/ame]

    FREE (ELECTIVE) KATA (advanced 2nd dan & above)

    11.Sochin-----------Preserve Peace----------Yo****ika Funakoshi

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=8b6Hm7FGILg"]YouTube- JKA Samurai Kata 51 (Sochin)[/ame]

    12.Meikyo--------Mirror of the soul -------Tomari-te

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jGtLw_d9SJU"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    13.Ji'in------------Named after the saint---Tomari-te

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb_o-bo9aPA"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    14.Gojushiho Dai--------54 steps-----------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=JnkcGJ4_VFU"]YouTube- JKA Samurai Kata 61 (Gojushiho Dai)[/ame]

    15.Jitte------Ten hands---------------------------Tomari-te

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=PRS9E_vBlq4"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    16.Hangetsu-------Half Moon------------------Bushi Matsumura

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=2ebJlhR6Tns"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa 10º Dan Hangetsu[/ame]

    17.Gankaku-------Crane on a rock-----------Bushi Matsumura

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HobC6dj8jA"]YouTube- Gankaku - Shotokan Karate[/ame]

    18.Tekki Nidan-------Iron Horse Two--------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=_UDQCwJYX3E"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa 10º Dan Tekki Nidan[/ame]

    19.Tekki Sandan-----Iron Horse Three------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=0CUjPIqdKJ4"]YouTube- Hirokazu Kanazawa - Tekki Sandan[/ame]

    20.Chinte-------------Incredible hands -

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=0qF2zrPmxFE"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    21.Bassai Sho--To penetrate a fortress (sho=minor)--Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkigMcBWXw"]YouTube- JKA Samurai Kata 60 (Bassai Sho)[/ame]

    22.Kanku Sho------To view the sky (sho=minor)----Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=9HxPz9BF_PE"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    23.Nijushiho------24 steps-------------------Seisho Aragaki

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=X8PU8riScN0"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    24.Unsu---------Hands of a cloud-----------Seisho Aragaki

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=mi8rHWmzZ9c"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    25.Wan kan-----Crown of a king-----------Gigo Funakoshi

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=eaynNOuoWgA"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/ame]

    26.Gojushiho Sho-------54 steps----------Yasutsune Itosu

    [ame="http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=caK5f9PhRhY"]YouTube- JKA Samurai Kata 70 (Gojushiho Sho)[/ame]
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  2. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

    Hi Magpie - have a look at the link I posted to the Abernethy forum on the 'certain styles' thread. There is a strong case that Pinan has been mistranslated.
  3. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    Are there 24 steps in Shotos Nijushi-ho?

    Are there 54 steps in Gojushi-ho?

    Aren't they actually named as such because they are mathematical "factors" of 108?

  4. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    i know 13 of those!

    *happy dance*

    actually i'd know 14 but i bloody HATE gankaku and refuse to remember it
  5. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    This list put here will be very useful to me. Thanks.

    btw. Such pretty katas. =] I only know heian shodan for now but i'll be learning the rest later on in order one by one. In time. btw I love katas.
  6. magpie

    magpie Valued Member

    Hi jwt

    I've had a look in that thread and cant find yout link?

    Hi Gary

    Nijushiho = 33 techniques

    Gojushiho dai = 62 techniques

    Gojushiho sho = 65 techniques
  7. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

  8. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    I just watched nijushiho on you tube and counted only the actual steps, not techiques, i.e. - instances when there was a distinct change of foot position. I counted 25, but possibly depending on how you define a "step" you could get 24.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  9. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    good point moosey. we should look at different versions of nijushiho/niseishi and count the literal steps and see what we find :D
  10. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    Its a shame that there isn't (apparently) a correlation between the number of steps in the kata and their names.

    In much the same way as Shotokan kata have been modified to start and finish on the same spot, I was expecting Nijushiho to have been molded to exactly 24 steps.

    If your in the mood for counting steps - does the Shoto version of Suparinpei have 108 hands?

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  11. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    no, usually we have only two :p

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