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    Smile SKA Kata list & stances

    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.

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    Default The kata list as I found

    Here's what I found off of

    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?
    Marcus J. Fowler

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