An updated Curriculum will be published in late Summer of 2019.

For now, scroll down for information on Kobudo and Kata.

 

Curriculum


 Empty Hand

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White Belt

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

 
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Yellow Belt

10th Kyu-Ho

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Orange Belt

10th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 

Blue Belt (1st Blue)

9th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Blue Belt (2nd Blue)

8th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Purple Belt (1st Purple)

7th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Purple Belt (2nd Purple)

6th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Green Belt (1st Green)

5th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Green Belt (2nd Green)

4th Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Brown Belt (1st Brown)

3rd Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Brown Belt (2nd Brown)

2nd Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 
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Brown Belt (3rd Brown)

1st Kyu

Blocks

Attacks

Kicks

Katas

 

Kobudo (weapons)

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10th Kyu Ho - Weapons training starts with “Bo”

Bono Kihon Kata

10th Kyu - the second weapon is “Sai”

Sai No Kihon Kata Ichi

Sai No Kihon Kata Ni

9th Kyu - Bo

Shushi No Kon Sho

8th Kyu - Sai

Sai No Kihon Kata San

Sai No Kihon Kata Yoen

7th Kyu - Bo

Shushi No Kon Dai

6th Kyu - Sai

Rohai No Sai

5th Kyu - Bo

Rohai No Kon

4th Kyu - Sai

Tsuken Shita Haka No Sai

3rd Kyu - The third weapon is the “Kai Bo”

Kai Bo Ten No Kata

2nd Kyu - Kai Bo

Kai Bo Jin No Kata

1st Kyu - Kai Bo

Kai Bo Chi No Kata

1st Dan - Bo

Kobo


Kata (empty hand)

Shito-ryu is a combination of styles originating from the Okinawan Naha-te and Shuri-te villages. Naha-te is characterized by steady and rooted movements with rhythmical breathing, whereas in Shuri-te, the feet travel more slowly on a crescent-shaped line. Our kata come from both styles. Translations are provided in parentheses below, where available.

Foundational Kata

  • The Kihon Family (basic kata): Kihon Kata Ich, Kihon Kata Ni, Kihon Kata San, Kihon Kata Yoen, Kihon Kata Go, Kihon Kata Roku

From the Shuri-te village or the Shorin-ryu practice:

  • The Pinan Family (peaceful mind): Pinan Sho Dan, Pinan Ni Dan, Pinan San Dan, Pinan Yoen Dan, Pinan Go Dan

Intermediate Kata

From the Shuri-te village or the Shorin-ryu practice:

  • Ananko (light from the south)

  • The Ji Family: Ji’in (temple ground), Jitte (temple hand, or 10 hands, meaning that it allows one to fight like 10), Jion (temple sound)

  • Matsukaze, derived from Shotokan

  • The Rohai Family (vision of a white heron, or mirror of the soul): Rohai Sho Dan, Rohai Ni Dan, Rohai San Dan

From the Naha-te village or the Goju-Ryu practice: none

From Sensei Chuzo Kotaka, founder of IKF:

  • Annanko Henka (“henka” means variation)

  • Fugetsu

  • Kenseidai

  • Matsukaze Henka (“henka” means variation)

  • *Other katas from Sensei Kotaka include Denko Sho, Denko Dai, Hakutsura, Hakutsura Ni, Kyu Jyu, Ryuken

From Kenwa Mibuni, founder of Shito-Ryu:

  • Aoyanagi (green willow)

  • Jurochu (“16”)

Advanced Kata

From the Shuri-te village or the Shorin-ryu practice:

  • The Bassai Family (to breach a fortress): Bassai Sho, Bassai Dai, Tomari Bassai, Matsumura-ha Bassai

  • Empi (flying swallow)

  • The Kosokun Family (viewing the sky): Kosokun Dai, Kosokun Sho, Shiho Kosokun

  • The Nihanchin Family (iron horse): Nihanchin Sho Dan, Nihanchin Ni Dan, Nihanchin San Dan

  • Nijushiho (24 steps)

  • Nipaipo (28 steps)

From the Naha-te village or Goju-Ryu practice:

  • Anan

  • Kururunfa (holding your ground, or “17”)

  • Sanchin

  • Seinchin (the lull of the storm)

  • Seipei (18 hands)

  • Seisan (half moon, or 13 hands)

  • Suparenpei (108 hands)