Shotokan Kata

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 Below is a list of the Shotokan kata and their meanings:

Shotokan Kata

Heian Shodan – (peaceful mind, first level)
Heian Nidan – (peaceful mind, second level)
Heian Sandan – (peaceful mind, third level)
Heian Yondan – (peaceful mind, fourth level)
Heian Godan – (peaceful mind, fifth level)

Tekki Shodan – (iron horse riding, first level)
Tekki Nidan – (iron horse riding, second level)
Tekki Sandan – (iron horse riding, third level)

Bassai Dai – (to penetrate a fortress – big)
Bassai Sho – (to penetrate a fortress – small)

Kanku Dai – (to view the sky – big)
Kanku Sho – (to view the sky – small)

Hangetsu – (half moon)

Goju Shi Ho Dai – (fifty four steps – big)
Goju Shi Ho Sho – (fifty four steps – small)

Enpi – (flying swallow)

Jion – (love and goodness)
Jiin – (love and shadow)

Jitte – (ten hands)

Meikyo – (bright mirror)

Niju Shi Ho – (twenty-four steps)

Wankan – (king and crown)

Sochin – (strength and calm)

Chinte – (rare hand)

Unsu – (cloud hands)

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