Kata Curriculum


Karate classes, Martial art classes, Self-defence classes, in London, Paddington, W2 and the surrounding areas.



Kata Meaning

 1.Taikuyoku Shodan

 First Principle

 2. Heian Shodan

 Peaceful Mind

 3. Heian Nidan

 Peaceful Mind

 4. Heian Sandan

 Peaceful Mind

 5. Heian Yodan

 Peaceful Mind

 6. Heian Godan

 Peaceful Mind

 7. Bassai Dai

 Penetrating a Fortress

 8. Kanku Dai

 Looking at the Sky

 9. Enpi

 Flying Swallow

 10. Sochin


 11. Meikyo

 Polished Mirror

 12. Jiin

 Temple Grounds

 13. Jion

 Temple Bells

 14. Jitte

 Ten Hands

 15. Hangetsu

 Half Moon

 16. Gankaku

 Crane on a Rock

 17. Tekki Shodan

 Ridding Horse 1

 18. Tekki Nidan

 Ridding Horse 2

 19. Tekki Sandan

 Ridding Horse 3

 20. Chinte

 Unusual Hands

 21. Bassai Sho

 The lesser Bassai

 22. Kanku Sho

 The lesser Kanku

 23. Nijushiho

 24 Steps

 24. Unsu

 Hands in the Clouds

 25. Wankan

 Kings Crown

 26. Gojushiho Dai

 54 Steps

 27. Gojushiho Sho

 The lesser Gojushiho


1.  A Kata, which is generally translated as “form,” is a predetermined series of fighting techniques, (blocking, punching, striking, and kicking) against imaginary opponents.


2.  The essence of Karate is in the Kata. The Kata has been the traditional method used by the masters to hand down their techniques over the ages.


3.  The Kata allows the student to fully express the four basic tenets of Karate-Do: speed, strength, beauty, and technique.


4.  Without Kata, Karate would just be fighting. Physically the Kata develops speed, balance, posture, techniques, and coordination. Mentally, the Kata develops your concentration, attention to detail, awareness, and confidence. Spiritually, the Kata develops your internal energy and you’re fighting spirit.


5.  When training your Kata, concentrate on these six areas: Eyes, Pace, Technique, Breathing, Kiai and Kime (focus).


6.  Only a Sensei/Sempai or a designated black belt can show a kyu belt a new Kata.


7.  A good way to train your Kata is to do it four times slowly, with great attention to detail, and then the fifth time at the proper pace with kiai and full power.


8.  Most Katas begin and end with a block. This symbolizes the defensive nature of Karate training.


9.  The Kiai points in a Kata usually fall on a finishing technique.


10.  The Kata is not a dance. You must try to visualize your opponents.


11.  All self-defense techniques and applications are in the Kata. When you train your Katas for a long time they will reveal themselves to you.


12.  Katas always begin and end at the same point.



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Our karate classes are held at Porchester Centre and various locations in London.

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