Katas in Kyokushin

There are approximately 70 Kata or formal exercise in Japanese & Okinawan karate. Kyokushin uses 37 in its grading syllabus:

Kata

Description

Kyu

Kihon kata sono ichi 1st basic kata for kids junior
Kihon kata sono ni 1nd basic kata for kids junior
Taikyoku sono ichi/ni First cause 10th
Taikyoku Sokugi sono ichi Kicking taikyoku 10th
Taikyoku sono san First cause 9th
Taikyoku Sokugi sono ni/san Kicking taikyoku 9th
Pinan sono ich i/ni Peaceful 8th
Sanchin 3 battles 7th
Pinan sono san Peaceful 6th
Yantsu Maintain purity 6th
Pinan sono yon Peaceful 5th
Tsuki no kata Punching kata 5th
Pinan sono go Peaceful 4th
Tensho Turning palms or changing hand 4th
Geksai Dai Major, conquer & occupy 4th
Taikyoku ichi/ni/san – ura First cause 3th
Pinan ichi/ni/san/yon/go–ura Peaceful 2th
Tekki sono ichi Fighting holding your ground 2th
Geksai Sho Minor, conquer & occupy 1th
Saifa Maximum destruction 1th
Tekki sono ni Fighting holding your ground 1th
Seienchin the storm within the calm Shodan
Garyu reclining dragon Shodan
Tekki sono san Fighting holding your ground Shodan
Patsai Dai Penetrate the fortress Nidan
Seipai 18 hands Nidan
Kanku Dai View the sky Sandan
Sushiho 54 steps Yondan
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