What katas do you need to know for an orange belt in Shotokan Karate?

I just got my orange belt and I would like to know what katas i will learn. Thanks for the info.
No No No No i know kata, i just want to know which 1’s i will learn as an orange belt

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5 Responses to What katas do you need to know for an orange belt in Shotokan Karate?

  1. nwohioguy says:

    Let me get this right. You just earned an orange belt and you have not been taught Kata yet? How did you earn an orange belt without knowing at least Heian Shodan? That is required for Yellow Belt in Shotokan Karate.

    You should have been trained on Heian Shodan and Heian Nidan at this stage and perhaps started to learn Heian Sandan. After those you will have to learn Yondan and Godan then move on to the more advanced Kata.

  2. Iron Jaw Jake says:

    nwo. is right, unless you did do Han Shodan and you are asking what kata/s comes next….in that case, Han Nedan came next for me, and I was in the ISKC (Illinois Shotokan Karate Club). Then there is (depending on the order your “club” takes) Han Sondan and Han Yondan (spelling may not be right).

  3. donearguingwithidiots says:

    I would think you would already know the sequence of Katas:

    Heian Shodan
    Heian Neidan
    Heian Yondan
    Heian Sandan
    Heian Godan
    Bassai Dai

    Interesting that some of those correcting you do not even know how to spell Heian…

  4. Joe says:

    heian san dan

    you can look at this website:


    and you can just count in order.. white, yellow, orange….


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