American Shotokan Karate Federation
American Shotokan
Karate Federation

Shotokan Kata

Descriptions with step-by-step techniques are provided for the basic katas.

Kata English Meaning Rank/Belt Learned At Classification Step
by
Step
Heian Shodan Peaceful Mind #1
10th Kyu (White Belt)
Basic
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Heian Nidan Peaceful Mind #2
8th Kyu (Orange Belt)
Basic
Click
Heian Sandan Peaceful Mind #3
7th Kyu (Blue Belt)
Basic
Click
Heian Yondan Peaceful Mind #4
6th Kyu (Green Belt)
Basic
Click
Heian Godan Peaceful Mind #5
5th Kyu (Purple Belt)
Basic
Click
Tekki Shodan Horse Riding #1
4th Kyu (Purple Belt)
Basic
Click
Tekki Nidan Horse Riding #2
3rd-1st Kyu (Brown Belt)
Class “A”
Bassai Dai To Penetrate a Fortress 3rd-1st Kyu (Brown Belt) Class “A”
Kanku Dai Sky Viewing 3rd-1st Kyu (Brown Belt) Class “A”
Empi Flying Swallow 3rd-1st Kyu (Brown Belt) Class “A”
Hangetsu Crescent Moon
3rd-1st Kyu (Brown Belt)
Class “A”
Tekki Sandan Horse Riding #3
1st Dan (Black Belt)
Class “B”
Jutte Ten Hands
1st Dan (Black Belt)
Class “B”
Jion Named for Jion Temple 1st Dan (Black Belt) Class “B”
Gankaku Crane on a Rock
1st Dan (Black Belt)
Class “B”
Bassai Sho The Lesser Bassai 2nd Dan (Black Belt) Class “C”
Kanku Sho The Lesser Kanku 2nd Dan (Black Belt) Class “C”
Nijushiho 24 Directions 2nd Dan (Black Belt) Class “C”
Chintei Strange Hands 2nd Dan (Black Belt) Class “C”
Sochin Preserve the Peace 3rd Dan (Black Belt) Class “D”
Gojushiho Dai The Greater 54 Directions 3rd Dan (Black Belt) Class “D”
Gojushiho Sho The Lesser 54 Directions 3rd Dan (Black Belt) Class “D”
Unsu Hands in the Clouds 3rd Dan (Black Belt) Class “D”
Ji’in Named for Saint Ji’in 1st-10th Dan (Black Belt) Unclassified
Meikyo Mirror of the Soul
1st-10th Dan (Black Belt)
Unclassified
Wankan Crown of a King
1st-10th Dan (Black Belt)
Unclassified