Asai Katas

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

Dai Kata

No Kata

Junro Kata

Joko Kata

Kakuyoku Kata

Reasons for Kata

Many Karate schools use kata in order to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniquesself-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, kata is used to improve a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc.

Reference Sources

  1. IJKA, Asai-Ryu Kata, http://www.ijka.net/index.php?page=asai-ryu-kata, Added – 09/17/15

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