Chito-Ryu – Katas

List of Chito-Ryu Karate Katas

This page will help you to learn the basic katas for Chito-Ryu Karate. However, if you have any questions about a particular kata movement, please check with your instructor because kata instructions and the order of katas can vary by school and organization. This page contains videos and/or written instructions for the main katas, kihon katas and some of the weapon katas used in Chito-Ryu Karate.

You should also read our section on Is Kata Useful or Useless? It discusses the pros & cons of kata. For the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan katas), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

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Chito-Ryu Katas – Click on the katas below for videos and/or written kata instructions.

Kihon Katas

Main Katas

Chito-Ryu Kobudo (Weapons) Katas

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.

References

  1. United States Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Association, http://www.chito-ryu.com/index2.html, Added – 04/13/14
  2. Chitoryu Karatedo, System of Techniques, http://www.chitoryu.co.jp/en/what05.html, Added – 4/15/14
  3. International Chito-Ryu Karate Federation of Australia, http://www.chitoryu.com.au/, Added – 04/22/14
  4. Chito-Ryu Karatedo, Kihon Katas, http://www.chitoryu.hk/htm/videos.htm, Added – 06/17/14
  5. Kennebecasis Valley Karate Club, Beginner’s Corner, http://www.nbchitoryu.com/kvkarate/Beginners_Kihons.html, Added – 06/23/14

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