Karate Shotokan katas ?

Can i have a whole list of Karate Shotokan Katas.
I reckon there is 30 of them in total with Taikyoku Shodan, Nidan etc. but i got lists that say there are 28 withouth the Taikyoku katas.
I know there are lots of katas and different dojos teach differently but can i have the whole possible list.

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2 Responses to Karate Shotokan katas ?

  1. mafundhelper says:

    Sorry…what do you mean? You have lists already – from which groups?
    But you think there are more? Why would you think that if you have the lists?
    One thing to consider is that sometimes a kata has different names for the same kata. I am not a Shotokan person but aren’t Tekki Shodan and Naihanchi Shodan basically the same?
    I suggest publishing your list in your question so that we can add to it..that would be a lot easier!
    (And the person responding can perhaps say which group that kata belongs to… wouldn’t that be better?)

  2. bunminjutsu says:

    PRIMARY KATA
    HEIAN 1 THRU 5
    TEKKI SHODAN
    BASSAI DAI
    KANKU DAI
    ENPI
    SOCHIN
    MEIKYO
    JIIN
    GOJUSHIHO DAI

    SECONDARYS
    JION
    JITTE
    HANGETSU
    GANKAKU
    TEKKI NIDAN
    TEKKI SANDAN
    BASSAI SHO
    KANKU SHO
    NIJUSHIHO
    UNSU
    WANKAN
    GOJUSHIHO SHO

    That’s 25 and way to many as far as I am concerned .12 should be enough for your whole karate carreer and when you spread 12 kata out like that 12 isn’t to many.

    TAIKYOKYU have been dropped altogether by most dojo and there is one other rarely seen TENNOKATA OMOTE. This kata is simply a practice of basics which emphasizes stance body coordination when striking primarily the reverse punch.

    It was set up in a format that the student with very little room could practice at home .We called it the “home work kata”

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