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Karate Kata Database
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Kata Name Kanji Meaning
Anan 安南 Kata: Reference to the Annamese Mountains of Vietnam
Ananku 安南空 Kata: Light from the South - by Kyan Chotoku
Babulien 八步连 Kata: Chinese: Eight Consecutive Steps
Baduanjin 八段錦 Kata: Chinese: Eight Section Brocade
Channan 長安 Kata: Perpetual Peace (Yoshimura 1&2)
Chikan 地巻 Kata: Earth Scroll
Chinsu 鎮衆 Kata: Sacrifice or "dealing with a crowd"
Chinte 鎮定 Kata: Compromise, Fixed Hands, Motionless Town
Chinto 鎮闘 Kata: To battle for a town (Gankaku 岩鶴 / 戦東 Fighting East)
Chuen Kuen 中閶 Kata: Chinese: Middle Gate
Ershiba 二十八 Kata: Chinese: Twenty Eight (Nepai in Japanese)
Gekiha 撃破 Kata: To Defeat (Toguchi 1&2) (Kuba/Toyama 1)
Gekisai 撃砕 Kata: To Pulverize (Miyagi/Nagamine 1&2)
Hakkaku 白鶴 Kata: Kojoryu: White Crane
Hakkaryu 白龍 Kata: White Dragon
Hakko 白虎 Kata: White Tiger
Heian 平安 Kata: Peaceful Mind, Pinan in Okinawa
Heiku 黒虎 Kata: Ryueiryu: Black Tiger
Ji'in 慈陰 Kata: Taught by Chinto. Reference to a temple (慈蔭亭) in Taiwan
Jion 慈恩 Kata: Created by Yabu Kentsu, reference to Manchurian Temple
Jutte 十手 Kata: Ten Hands - Cross Hands (making 十 shape), AKA 拾手
Kakuha 鶴破 Kata: Destroyed by a Crane (Toguchi 1&2) (Kuba/Toyama 1)
Kukan 空巻 Kata: Sky Scroll
Kururunfa 久留頓破 Kata: Created by Hanashiro Chomo. Hold Long and Attack
Kusanku 公相君 Kata: Retrospectively named after person, original Ufukun (大君)
Naihanchi 内畔戦 Kata: Inside Battle. Ch. Daipochin (逮坡戰), Fighting on a slope
Niseishi 二十四 Kata: 24, attributed to Aragaki Seisho. Several versions (二十四步)
Ohan 大賨 Kata: The Great Han (Chinese person)
Pachu 巴球 Kata: Great Circle
Paiho 白鶴 Kata: White Crane, Various styles, attributed to Gokenki
Paiku 白虎 Kata: Ryueiryu: White Tiger
Passai 抜塞 Kata: Exclusion (sometimes extraction 抜砦)
Pechurin 百歩連 Kata: 100 Steps (100 Consecutive Steps, 100 Continuous Steps)
Pinan 平安 Kata: Peaceful Mind, in Japan as Heian (1-5)
Rochin 柔矢 Kata: Soft Arrow
Rohai 鷺牌 Kata: Heron (bird)
Saifa 砕破 Kata: Crush and Destroy, created by Miyagi Chojun (獅法)
Sanseiru 三十六 Kata: Thirty Six (ichi from Higashonna Kanryo)
Sanseiru Ni 三十六 二 Kata: Thirty Six (Ni by Miyagi Chojun)
Seisan 十三 Kata: Thirteen
Seiyonchin 制引戦 Kata: Pulling into Battle (man. 随運勁)
Shirokuma 白熊 Kata: White Bear - Created by Motobu Choki
Shisochin 四向戦 Kata: Battle in 4 directions
Sochin 向戰 Kata: Battle, serveral versions and sources (壯鎭)
Suparinpe 壱百零八 Kata: One Hundred and Eight
Tenkan 天巻 Kata: Heavenly Scroll
Tensho 転掌 Kata: Rotating Palms, created by Miyagi from 六機手 & 八分寸
Unshu 雲手 Kata: Cloud Hands, attributed to Aragaki, but many versions
Useishi 五十四 Kata: 54, aka Gojushiho, many versions, attributed to Iwa
Wanduan 万端 Kata: 10,000 Endings / Infinite possibilities (Wando 万道 10,000 Ways)
Wanshu 汪楫 Kata: Attributed to Wang Ji (1600s), 腕秀 extraordinary wrists
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