Meanings of Kyokushin Kata

Meanings of Kyokushin Kata

This page provides the meanings of Kyokushin kata. Kyokushin students are often tested on their knowledge of these kata meanings during their belt tests.

For more details on these kata, please visit the main Black Belt Wiki section on Kyokushin Katas.

Kyokushin Kata

  • Kyokushin Taikyoku Sono Ichi – Taikyoku means “Grand Ultimate”. Taikyoku means seeing the whole rather than focusing on the individual parts. This is seen as encouraging students to keep an open mind when they are a beginner.
  • Kyokushin Taikyoku Sono Ni – Taikyoku means “Grand Ultimate”. Taikyoku means seeing the whole rather than focusing on the individual parts. This is seen as encouraging students to keep an open mind when they are a beginner.
  • Kyokushin Taikyoku Sono San – Taikyoku means “Grand Ultimate”. Taikyoku means seeing the whole rather than focusing on the individual parts. This is seen as encouraging students to keep an open mind when they are a beginner.
  • Kyokushin Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ichi – Sokugi means “Kicking”. These three kata (ichi, ni & san) were designed to enhance a student’s kicking skills.
  • Kyokushin Sokugi Taikyoku Sono Ni – Sokugi means “Kicking”. These three kata (ichi, ni & san) were designed to enhance a student’s kicking skills.
  • Kyokushin Sokugi Taikyoku Sono San – Sokugi means “Kicking”. These three kata (ichi, ni & san) were designed to enhance a student’s kicking skills.
  • Kyokushin Pinan Sono Ichi – Pinan means “Relax”. Pinan is the Okinawan pronunciation of the Japanese word Heian.
  • Kyokushin Pinan Sono Ni – Pinan means “Relax”. Pinan is the Okinawan pronunciation of the Japanese word Heian.
  • Kyokushin Pinan Sono San – Pinan means “Relax”. Pinan is the Okinawan pronunciation of the Japanese word Heian.
  • Kyokushin Pinan Sono Yon – Pinan means “Relax”. Pinan is the Okinawan pronunciation of the Japanese word Heian.
  • Kyokushin Pinan Sono Go – Pinan means “Relax”. Pinan is the Okinawan pronunciation of the Japanese word Heian.
  • Kyokushin Sanchin – Sanchin means “Three Battles”, “Three Wars”, etc.
  • Kyokushin Gekisai Dai – Gekisai means “Conquer and Occupy” or “Attack and Smash”.
  • Kyokushin Gekisai Sho – Gekisai means “Conquer and Occupy” or “Attack and Smash”.
  • Kyokushin Yantsu – Yantsu means to “Keep Pure”.
  • Kyokushin Tsuki No Kata – Tsuki means to “Thrust” or “Punch”. This kata comes from Goku-Ryu Karate.
  • Kyokushin Tensho – Tensho means “Rotating Palms”.
  • Kyokushin Saiha (or Saifa) – Saiha (Saifa) means to “Smash and Tear Down”.
  • Kyokushin Kanku Dai – Kanku means “Sky Watching”.
  • Kyokushin Seienchin – Seienchin means to “Grip and Pull Into Battle”.
  • Kyokushin Sushiho – Sushiho means “54 Steps”. It refers to a symbolic number in Buddhism.
  • Kyokushin Garyu – Garyu means “Reclining Dragon”.
  • Kyokushin Seipai – Seipai means “18”.

Reference Sources

  1. Wikipedia, Kyokushin, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyokushin

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