Shorin-Ryu – Katas

List of Shorin-Ryu Katas – Videos & Instructions

This page provides details about Shorin-Ryu kata. There are 18 traditional non-weapon katas in Shorin-Ryu Karate. In addition, this Karate style uses weapon katas (i.e. Bo katas). These videos and instructions will help you to master the Shorin-Ryu katas for your next belt test.

You should also read our section on Is Kata Useful or Useless? It discusses the pros & cons of kata. If you are looking for the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan or Wado-Ryu), visit the main Katas & Forms section.

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Shorin-Ryu Kihon Katas

Shorin-Ryu Taikyoku Katas – These are not used by all Shorin-Ryu schools and are often used as kihon kata.

  • Shorin-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Shodan
  • Shorin-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Nidan
  • Shorin-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Sandan
  • Shorin-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Yondan
  • Shorin-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Godan

Shorin-Ryu Karate Katas

List of Shorin-Ryu Weapons Katas


  1. Written Kata Instructions courtesy of Jen White Doom, WSU Karate, Added – 11/18/13
  2. World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association, Katas,
  3. World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association, The Kobudo of Matsubayashi-ryu,