List of KishimotoDi Kata
This page looks at the katas used in KishimotoDi, a system of SuiDi (Shuri-Te) handed down from Sakugawa Kanga to Bushi Tachimura to Kishimoto Soko, who taught it to Higa Seitoku of the Bugeikan. This style is very rare and very small. Only a handful of Bugeikan students specialize in the KishimotoDi system. The KishimotoDi kata are considered “soft” forms.
There are only 4 kata in KishimotoDi. This style contains no weapons kata of its own (although bojutsu and saijutsu are part of the system). Key features of KishimotoDi kata are sinking and twisting. In application, KishimotoDi follows three primary principles; “avoid by an inch”, “attack and defense as one” and “body and technique arrive at the same time”.
If you are looking for the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan or Wado-Ryu), visit the main Katas & Forms section.
- Kishimotodi Kata – Tachimura no Naihanchi
- Kishimotodi Kata – Nidanbu
- Kishimotodi Kata – Tachimura no Passai – Tachimura no Passai is the third kata in the KishimotoDi curriculum, and teaches techniques that build off of, or feed back to, the techniques found in Tachimura no Naihanchi and Nidanbu. This kata is not publicly taught and is purposefully altered when demonstrated publicly.
- Kishimotodi Kata – Tachimura no Kusanku – Tachimura no Kusanku is the fourth, and last, kata in the KishimotoDi curriculum, and teaches techniques that build off of, or feed back to, the techniques found in Tachimura no Naihanchi, Nidanbu, and Tachimura no Passai. This kata is not publicly taught and is purposefully altered when demonstrated publicly.