List of Asai Katas – Shotokan Karate
This page focuses on the Asai kata used by some Shotokan Karate organizations (such as the IJKA). These kata were developed by Tetsuhiko Asai, founder of the International Japan Martial Arts Karate Asai-Ryu (IJKA) and the Japan Karate Shoto-Renmei (JKS). If you are looking for the Kato kata, please visit the Kato Katas section.
For the traditional 26 Shotokan Kata, please visit the main Shotokan Karate Katas section.
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List of Shotokan Asai Kata
- Asai Kata – Dai Ichi Ken – Also known as Dai I Ken.
- Asai Kata – Dai Ni Ken
- Asai Kata – Dai San Ken
- Asai Kata – Dai Yon Ken
- Asai Kata – Zenkutsu-Dachi-No-Kata
- Asai Kata – Kiba-Dachi-No-Kata
- Asai Kata – Kokutsu-Dachi-No-Kata
- Asai Kata – Gyaku-Zuki-No-Kata
- Asai Kata – Junro Shodan
- Asai Kata – Junro Nidan
- Asai Kata – Junro Sandan
- Asai Kata – Junro Yondan
- Asai Kata – Junro Godan
- Asai Kata – Joko Issei
- Asai Kata – Joko Nisei
- Asai Kata – Joko Sansei
- Asai Kata – Joko Yonsei
- Asai Kata – Joko Gosei
Reasons for Kata
Many Karate schools use kata in order to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniques, self-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, kata is used to improve a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc.
- IJKA, Asai-Ryu Kata, http://www.ijka.net/index.php?page=asai-ryu-kata, Added – 09/17/15