Date Posted
2nd Feb 2017


Kata is a system of movements (forms) used in martial arts training.  They often consist of karate blocks, kicks and strikes organised into a pre-arranged fight against imaginary opponents.  One of the benefits of course is the applications you get from kata.

Bunkai is the practical application of kata against real life opponents in pre-arranged form.


White Belt          * Jumunji (10 step) *Tenno kata (6 patterns)

Yellow Belt         * Taikyoku Shodan.  Taikyoku Nidan.  Taikyoku Sandan

Blue Belt            * Heian Shodan.  Heian Nidan.

Purple Belt         * Heian Sandan.  

Purple Belt 1      * Heian Yondan.

Brown Belt 1      * Heian Godan.  *Tekki Shodan.

Brown Belt 2      * Tekki Nidan.  Kanku Dai.

Brown Belt 3      * Tekki Sandan.  Bassai Dai.

Black Belt          * Empi.

Black Belt 1 Shodan - Select from the following: Kanku Dai.  Jion.  Jitte.  Gankaku.  Hangetsu.  Bassai sho.  Sochin.  Ji'in.  Nijushiho.

"Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced" - Gichin Funakoshi