Shito-Ryu Kata

The Kata listed below are from the Shito-Ryu syllabus leading up to black belt, below each is a terse translation of their meaning. Please go to the syllabus page to see which Kata is required for each grade.

Juni no Kata

Pinan (Nidan, Shodan, Sandan, Yondan, Godan)

Peaceful Mind

Juroku

Sixteen

Matsukaze

Wind through the pine trees

Jiin

Temple ground

Sanchin

Three battles

Ananku

Light From the South

Rohai

White crane

Bassai Dai

Steel Fortress

Saifa

To smash and tear to pieces

Free choice Kata

Jorokuno

16 ways

Kushinto

View from above

Naifanchin

Iron Horse