KATAS


Gichin Funakoshi

These katas are from Shotokan Karate which is known as a Japanese system.  However, its founder Gichin Funakoshi Sensei, was Okinawan as were his teachers.  So the system is rooted in the Okinawan fighting arts.  These are not the only applications I have found that will work.  These are just a sample of the types of techniques that I have learned and teach to my students.

Please click on the katas to see examples of combat karate.


BASSAI SHO NIJU SHIHO
KANKU DAI SOCHIN
KANKU SHO GOJU SHIHO DAI
EMPI GOJU SHIHO SHO
HANGETSU UNSU
JUTTE MEIKYO
JION WANKAN
GANKAKU JIIN
CHINTE  

 

Non-Shotokan Katas

Hyakuhachi Ho
Aragaki Seisan Seinchin
     

 

 

These are the katas most organizations that follow the Shotokan system teach.  Each link will provide you with one or more applications and an analysis of the movement.  Once again DO NOT try these movements unless you are under the strictest of supervision of one trained in first aid and CPR.  Done correctly these techniques are meant to be life threatening.

Remember combat karate has a different focus than sport or tournament karate.  The distances or (maai) are not the same.


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