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Goju-ryu Kata

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FUKYU GATA - 普及形

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Taikyoku Jodan I & II 初級-Shokyū-kyu10-8初級-Shokyū-kyu10-8中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)

  太極上段一 つ及び二 (タイキョクジョダン 1 & 2)
  pointer The Taikyoku kata from Taikyoku Jodan to Taikyoku Mawashiuke were created by Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei, the founder of the J.K.G.A. / I.K.G.A. - Beginners first practise Taikyoku Kata before learning Gekisai Dai-Ichi and Gekisai Dai-Ni. The Taikyoku and Gekisai kata are called “Fukyu kata” (Kata for propagation). Taikyoku Jodan is divided into two versions. In Taikyoku Jodan 1, both block and punches are performed in Sanchin Dachi . In Taikyoku Jodan 2, blocks are performed in Sanchin Dachi while punches are performed in Zenkutsu dachi. All blocks are Jodan Uke and all punches are Jodan Seiken Tsuki. All steps in the kata are performed quickly. The word “Taikyoku” means the direction of movement. There are 19 movements in Taikyoku Jodan, from “Heiko Dachi Yoi” at the starting position to “Naore”. They all follow the basic “H” or “I” pattern, and increase slightly in difficulty as more techniques are added.
     
Locked Taikyoku Chudan I &II 初級-Shokyū-kyu10-8中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  太極中段一 つ及び二 (タイキョクチュウダン 1 & 2)
    Taikyoku Chudan was also created as a kata for beginners and is divided into two different versions. “Taikyoku Chudan 1” and “2”. In Taikyoku Chudan 1, both blocks and punches are performed in Zenkutsu dachi. In Taikyoku Chudan 2, block are performed in Sanchin Dachi while punches are performed in Zenkutsu dachi. All blocks are Chudan Uke (can also be called yoko Uke) and all punches are Chudan Seiken Tsuki. All steps in the kata are performed quickly. The word “Taikyoku” means the direction of movement. There are 19 movements in Taikyoku Chudan, from “Heiko Dachi Yoi” at the starting position to “Naore”.
     
Locked Taikyoku Gedan I & II 中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  太極下段一 つ及び二 (タイキョクゲダン 1 & 2)
    In Taikyoku Gedan 1, blocks and punches are performed in Shido Dachi 45°. In Taikyoku Gedan 2, blocks are performed in Shiko Dachi 45° while punches are performed in Shiko Dachi 90°. All blocks are Gedan Barai (can also be called Harai Otoshi) and all punches are Chudan Seiken Tsuki. All steps in the kata are performed quickly. The word “Taikyoku” means the direction of movement. There are 19 movements in Taikyoku Chudan, from “Heiko Dachi Yoi” at the starting position to “Naore”.
     
Locked Taikyoku Kake Uke I & II 中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  太極掛け受一 つ及び二 (タイキョク 1 & 2)
    In Taikyoku Kakeuke 1, blocks are perfomred in Sanchin Dachi while kicks/strikes are performed in Zenkutsu Dachi. In Taikyoku Kakeuke 2, Kakeuke is performed in Nekoashi Dachi (once in the original position, once stepping forward, and once stepping back) before performing Maegeri and moving into Zenkutsu Dachi with Hijiate. All blocks are Kakeuke, all kicks are Maegeri, and all strikes are Chudan Hijiate. All steps in the Kata are performed quickly. The word “Taikyoku” means the direction of movement. There are 30 movements in Taikyoku Kakeuke, from “Heiko Dachi Yoi”at the starting position to “Naore”.
     
Locked Taikyoku Mawashi Uke I & II 中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  太極廻し受一 つ及び二 (タイキョク 1 & 2)
    In Taikyoku Mawashiuke 1, blocks are performed in Sanchin Dachi, while hijiate Yonhon Dosa is perfomed in 45° Shiko Dachi. In Taikyoku Mawashi Uke 2, block are performed in Nekoashi Dachi while Hijiate Yonhon Dosa is performed in 45° Shiko Dachi. All blocks are Mawashi Uke, and all strikes are Hijiate Yonhon Dosa. Hijiate Yonhon Dosa includes Yoko Hijiate, Urauchi, Gedan Barai and Chudan Seiken Tsuki. All steps in the kata are performed quickly. In Taikyoku Mawashiuke 2, Mawashi Uke is performed in succestion from Nekoashi Dachi (once in the original position, once stepping forward, and once stepping back) before performing Hijiate Yonhon Dosa and moving into 45° Shiko Dachi. The word “Taikyoku” means the direction of movement. There are 60 movements in Taikyoku Chudan, from “Heiko Dachi Yoi” at the starting position to “Naore”.
     
Locked Gekisai Dai Ichi 中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  ゲキサイ第一 (撃碎第一)
    Gekisai means "attack and destroy". These kata were created around 1940 by Chojun Miyagi and Nagamine Shoshin as beginners' kata, to introduce the basic forms of karate (kihon) to middle school students in Okinawa, to help bring about the standardization of karate, and to teach a basic set of techniques for self-defense. Gekisai kata were strongly influenced by the Shuri-te techniques that Miyagi learned from Anko Itosu.
     
Locked Gekisai Dai Ni 上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  ゲキサイ第二 (撃碎第二)
    Students first learn gekisai dai ichi and then gekisai dai ni. The main difference between dai ichi and dai ni is that dai ni introduces open handed techniques and new stances. It is in gekesai dai ni that students are introduced to the neko ashi dachi stance, and to the wheel block (mawashi uke).

KIHON GATA - 基本形

Locked Sanchin 上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  サンチン (三戰)
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Sanchin means "three battles". This kata is a sort of moving meditation, whose purpose is to unify the mind, body and spirit. The techniques are performed very slowly so that the student masters precise movements, breathing, stance/posture, internal strength, and stability of both mind and body.

Sanchin is the foundation for all other kata, and is generally considered to be the most important kata to master. When new students came to Miyagi, he would often train them for three to five years before introducing them to sanchin. He would make them train very hard, and many of them quit before learning sanchin. Those that remained would focus almost exclusively on sanchin for two to three years. Miyagi's sanchin training was very harsh, and students would often leave practice with bruises from him checking their stance

     
Locked Tensho 初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  テンショウ (転掌)
    Tensho means "revolving hands". Like sanchin, tensho is a form of moving meditation; tensho combines hard dynamic tension with soft flowing hand movements, and concentrates strength in the tanden. Tensho can be considered the ju (soft) counterpart of the sanchin's go (hard) style.


KAISHU GATA - 開手形

Locked Saifa 上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  サイファ (碎破)
  pointer Saifa means "smash and tear". Saifa has its origins in China, and was brought to Okinawa by Higashionna. It contains quick whipping motions, hammerfists, and back fist strikes; it particularly emphasizes moving off-line from an opponent's main force, while simultaneously closing distance and exploding through them. This is usually the first advanced Gōjū-ryū kata the students learn in most goju kaiha, after gekisai dai ichi and gekisai dai ni.
     
Locked Seinchin 初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  セインチン (制引戰)
    The Characters represent Attack, conquer, suppress; also referred to as "to control and pull into battle": Seinchin kata demonstrates the use of techniques to unbalance, throw and grapple, contains close-quartered striking, sweeps, take-downs and throws.
     
Locked Sanseiru 初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2)中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  サンセイルウ (三十六手)
    The Characters represent 36 Hands: The kata teaches how to move around the opponent in close quarters fights, and emphasizes the destruction of the opponent's mobility by means of kanzetsu geri.
     
Locked Seisan 中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  セイサン (十三手)
    The Characters represent 13 Hands: Seisan is thought to be one of the oldest kata that is widely practiced among other Naha-te schools. Other ryuha also practice this kata or other versions of it.
     
Locked Shisochin 中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  シソウチン (四向戰)
    The Characters represent "to destroy in four directions" or "fight in four directions": It integrates powerful linear attacks (shotei zuki) and circular movements and blocks. It was the favorite kata of the late Miyagi.
     
Locked Seipai 中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  セイパイ (十八手)
    The Characters represent 18 Hands. Seipai incorporates both the four directional movements and 45° angular attacks and implements techniques for both long distance and close quarter combat.
     
Locked Kururunfa 中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4)奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  クルルンファ (久留頓破)
    The Characters represent holding on long and striking suddenly: Its techniques are based on the Chinese Praying Mantis style.
     
Locked Suparinpei 奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6)口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)
  スウパアルンペイ (壱百零八手)
    The Characters represent 108 Hands: Also known as Pechurin, it is the most advanced Gōjū-ryū kata. Initially it had three levels to master (Go, Chu, and Jo), later Miyagi left only one, the highest, "Jo" level.

 


TOKUTEI GATA - 特定形


Kata Specifically for I.K.G.A. / J.K.G.A. Shihan

pointer Genkaku
  玄鶴
  pointer Dark Crane
     
pointer Chikaku
  地鶴
    Earth Crane
     
pointer Koryu
  虎龍
    Yellow Dragon
     
pointer Tenryu
  天龍
    Heaven Dragon
     
- - - - - - - Under Development:
pointer Tenkaku
  天鶴
    Heaven Crane
     
pointer Kokaku
  虎鶴
    Yellow Crane
     
pointer Chiryu
  地龍
    Earth Dragon
     
pointer Genryu
  玄龍
    Dark Dragon
     


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Color Key Code:

  • 入門-Nyūmon-0kyu - 入門 - Nyūmon (Kyu 0)
  • 初級-Shokyū-kyu10-8 - 初級 - Shokyū (Kyu 10-8)
  • 中級-Chūkyū-Kyu 7-4 - 中級 - Chūkyū (Kyu 7-4)
  • 上級-Jōkyū-Kyu 3-1 - 上級 - Jōkyū (Kyu 3-1)
  • 初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1,2) - 初伝 - Shoden (Dan 1 & 2)
  • 中伝 - Chuden (Dan 3,4) - 中伝 - Chūden (Dan 3 & 4)
  • 奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5,6) - 奥伝 - Okuden (Dan 5 & 6)
  • 口伝 - Ku)den (Dan 7 - 口伝 - Kuden (Dan 7)





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