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Kata Tutorials

1. Taikyoku Shodan ~ first cause first level also known as Kihon kata means basic form (Kata needed for 9th Kyu Orange belt)
2. Heian Shodan ~ Peaceful way first level (Kata needed for 8th Kyu Red belt)
3. Heian Nidan ~ Peaceful way second level (Kata needed for 7th Kyu Yellow belt)
4. Heian Sandan ~ Peaceful way third level (Kata needed for 6th Kyu Green belt)
5. Heian Yondan ~ Peaceful way fourth level (Kata needed for 5th Kyu Purple belt)
6. Heian Godan ~ Peaceful way fifth level (Kata needed for 4th Kyu Purple/White belt)
7. Tekki Shodan ~ Iron Horse first level (Kata needed for 3rd Kyu Brown belt)
8. Bassai Dai ~ To storm a fortress (dai=major) (Kata needed for 2nd Kyu Brown/White belt)
9. Kanku Dai ~ To view the sky (dai=major) (Kata needed for Shodan 1st Degree Black belt)
10. Enpi ~ Flying swallow
11. Hangetsu ~ Half Moon
12. Jion ~ Thought to be named after the Chinese temple Jion-ji (Kata needed for Shodan 1st Degree Black belt)
13. Sochin ~ Preserve Peace
14. Meikyo ~ Mirror of the soul
15. Ji’in ~ Named after a saint
16. Gojushiho Dai ~ 54 steps
17. Jitte ~ Ten hands
18. Gankaku ~ Crane on a rock
19. Tekki Nidan ~ Iron Horse second level
20. Tekki Sandan ~ Iron Horse third level
21. Chinte ~ Incredible hands
22. Bassai Sho ~ To penetrate a fortress (sho=minor)
23. Kanku Sho ~ To view the sky (sho=minor)
24. Nijushiho ~ 24 steps
25. Unsu ~ Hands of a cloud
26. Wankan ~ Crown of a king
27. Gojushiho Sho ~ 54 steps