JKA Kata

List of JKA Kata

This section looks at JKA kata. JKA (Japan Karate Association) uses Shotokan kata. JKA is the one of the largest & oldest Shotokan karate organizations. The order of JKA kata may differ slightly from other Shotokan organizations, especially for the more senior kata.

According to the JKA website, JKA “teaches a specially-refined form of Shotokan style karate”. Unfortunately, over the years, a number of groups have broken off from the JKA and this has led to some differences in kata and techniques.

You should also read our section on Is Kata Useful or Useless? It discusses the pros & cons of kata. For additional information, you should also visit the wiki’s section on Shotokan Kata. Or you visit the main section on Kata & Forms to see the kata used by a wide variety of different Karate styles.

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JKA Kata List

  • JKA Heian Shodan – 21 moves
  • JKA Heian Nidan – 26 moves
  • JKA Heian Sandan – 20 moves
  • JKA Heian Yondan – 27 moves
  • JKA Heian Godan – 23 moves
  • JKA Tekki Shodan – 29 moves
  • JKA Tekki Nidan – 24 moves
  • JKA Tekki Sandan – 36 moves
  • JKA Bassai Dai – 42 moves – Penetrating the fortress of an enemy
  • JKA Kanku Dai – 65 moves – Defense in eight directions
  • JKA Jitte – 24 moves – Defense against stick (Bo)
  • JKA Hangetsu – 41 moves
  • JKA Eenpi – 37 moves
  • JKA Gankaku – 42 moves – Crane standing on top of a rock
  • JKA Jion – 47 moves
  • JKA Bassai Sho – 27 moves
  • JKA Kanku Sho – 48 moves
  • JKA Sochin – 41 moves
  • JKA Nijushiho – 34 moves
  • JKA Unsu – 48 moves
  • JKA Wankan – 24 moves
  • JKA Gojushiho Dai – 67 moves
  • JKA Gojushiho Sho – 65 moves
  • JKA Meikyo – 33 moves
  • JKA Chinte – 32 moves

Youtube – JKA Kata – Heian Shodan

Youtube – JKA Kata – Heian Nidan

Reference Sources

  1. Japan Karate Association, http://www.jka.or.jp/en/

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