View Full Version : SKA Kata list & stances

Denis Torres
18th March 2007, 21:13
Can someone give me a resource for the Shotokan Karate of America kata list? Also, can I get some opinions and a history lesson on Ohshima's more linear stance versus the JKA stance. Thanks.

29th March 2007, 04:51
Here's what I found off of http://www.redbutt.com/shotokan/training.htm#kata

It only lists SKA of having 19 kata. I do ISKF/JKA, and I believe we have 26. I'm not sure why there's a difference, I would have figured Shotokan is Shotokan, no matter the organization. Here's what I found for SKA:

SKA practices 19 different kata.

Basic Kata

Taikyoku Shodan
Taikyoku Nidan > First Cause Series
Taikyoku Sandan

Heian Shodan
Heian Nidan
Heian Sandan > Peaceful Mind Series
Heian Yodan
Heian Godan

Ten No Kata > The Kata of the Universe

Advanced Kata

Tekki Shodan
Tekki Nidan > Horse Riding Series
Tekki Sandan

Bassai > To Penetrate A Fortress
Kwanku > To Look at the Sky

Empi > Flying Swallow
Gankaku > Crane on a Rock
Jutte > Ten Hands
Hangetsu > Half-Moon
Jion > Name of a Buddhist Temple

p.s. Can anyone give me a detailed description on how to form Sochin dachi?