Learning the Kata When learning a new Kata, the first step is to learn the pattern as well as the
What should we call the five basic Kata from Itosu! Pinan or Heian? Itosu Ankō, the creator of the Pinan
Kata is a series of movements consisting of offensive and defensive combat techniques, which are composed of former Karate masters.
By learning Kata, you get the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the ancient masters. If you perform Kata
Rules about the Embusen (Line of movement) First, we need to define the term “Kiten”. Wikipedia says: .. “nearly all
The Naihanchi Kata The Naihanchi Kata is a very old Kata, which can be found in many different styles and
The Pinan/Heian (平安) Kata Itosu Anko created the Pinan Kata for use in the Okinawan Elementary School around 1900. The
The Taikyoku Kata Gichin Funakoshi and his son Yoshitaka “Gigo” Funakoshi, are said to be the creator of the Taikyoku