This page will help you to learn more about the katas for Shorinji-Ryu Kenkokan Karate. However, if you have any questions about a particular kata movement, please check with your instructor because kata instructions, the actual number of kata taught and the order of katas can vary by Shorinji-Ryu school and organization.
Shorinji-Ryu Kenkokan Karate was founded in 194os by Kaiso Masayoshi Kori Hisataka. The first dojo was located in Okinawa, Japan. Chinto, Kusanku, Naihanchin, Nijushiho and Sanchin were the original katas used by Kori Hisataka. Further katas were added to the style’s curriculum later by his son. For the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan katas), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.
Shorinji-Ryu Kenkokan Katas – Alphabetical order (not rank order) – Be aware that many schools only practice some of these kata. In addition, some schools “borrow” kata from other styles and these borrowed kata may or may not be on this list.
- Ananko (or Ananku)
- Kokusai Jiai
- Naihanchin – The Naihanchin (Naihanchi) kata is often one of the first katas taught in Shorinji-Ryu.
- Seisan (or Saisan)
Kata – Naihanchin
Kata – Sochin
Kata – Nijushiho
- Shorinjiryu Kenryukan Karate, Shorinjiryu Kata, http://www.kenryukan.com/
- Shorinjiryu Watanabe-Ha Karate-Do Federation, Training Regimen, http://www.japankaratecenter.com/JKC-2012/JKC-Web-Study.html
- SHISHIKAN DOJO, Koshinkai Kata, http://www.shishikan.com.au/shorinjiryu-australia/710-2/