Kata and Syllabus

syllabus

International grading syllabus

The following is the minimum requirements to acheive each belt level.

Individual dojos may expand on these requirements.

kata

Kata practiced in Kofukan karate

The following is a list of kata practiced in Kofukan Karate.

family

Kata list by family

Kata marked with asterisk (*) are the kata taught as part of the standard Kofukan syllabus up to 5th Dan.

ITOSU GROUP

  • Pin’an (Shodan – Godan),*
  • Naihanchin (Shodan* – Sandan),
  • Bassai-Dai,*
  • Bassai-Sho,
  • Kosokun-Dai,*
  • Kosokun-Sho,
  • Shiho-Kosokun,
  • Jitte,
  • Jiin,
  • Jion,*
  • Wanshu,
  • Rohai-Shodan,
  • Rohai-Nidan,
  • Rohai-Sandan,
  • Chinto,*
  • Chintei,
  • Useishi*

HIGAONNA GROUP

  • Sanchin,*
  • Tensho,*
  • Gekisai (Ichi & Ni),*
  • Saifa,*
  • Seienchin,*
  • Seisan,*
  • Seipai,*
  • Sanseiru,
  • Shissochin,
  • Kururunfa,*
  • Suparinpai*

ARAGAKI GROUP

  • Niseishi,*
  • Sochin,
  • Unshu*

MATSUMORA GROUP

  • Matsukaze,*
  • Koshiki-Rohai*

KIYAN

  • Annanko*

 

MABUNI

  • Juroku,*
  • Seiryu (Aoyagi)

KAKUHO (Crane Method)

  • Hakucho,
  • Nipapo,*
  • Papuren

BASSAI variations

  • Matsumura-no-Bassai,
  • Tomari-Bassai

UECHI

  • Higaonna-Seisan,
  • Sanrinryu
  • Shinpa

OTHERS

  • Matsumura-no-Seisan,
  • Chatan’yara-no-Kosokun,
  • Ahnan,*
  • Heiku,
  • Paiku,
  • Pachu

WEAPONS KATA

Bo – A traditional 6 foot Staff:

  • Shushi no Kon*
  • Sakugawa no Kon

Tonfa – A side-handled baton.

  • Hamahiga-no-Tonfa*

Sai – A pointed, prong shaped metal baton with two curved prongs (yoku) projecting from the handle (tsuka):

  • Tsukenshita Haku no Sai*

Jo – A shorter, thinner four foot staff:

  • Jo no Kata – 10 forms

Iai – A traditional Iaito or training Katana (samurai sword):

  • Seitei no Kata – 14 forms

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