Uechi-Ryu Karate Kata

List of Uechi-Ryu Karate Kata – Videos & Instructions

This page will help you to learn the basic katas for Uechi-Ryu Karate so you can get ready for your next belt test. However, if you have any questions about a particular kata movement, please check with your instructor because kata instructions and the order of katas can vary by school and organization.

There are eight “empty hand” (non-weapon) katas practiced in Uechi-Ryu Karate. Many Uechi-Ryu schools also practice weapons katas (i.e. Seijun No Bo Kata). For the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan katas), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

Main Uechi-Ryu Katas

  1. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Sanchin
  2. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Kanshiwa
  3. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Kanshu
  4. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seichin
  5. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seisan
  6. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seirui
  7. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Kanchin – Also known as Konchin
  8. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Sanseirui – Also known as Sanseiryu or Sandairui

Weapons Katas

  1. Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seijun No Bo

Reasons for Kata

Many Karate schools use kata in order to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniquesself-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, kata is used to improve a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc.

Reference Sources

  1. Okinawan Karate Academy, History, http://www.okinawankarateacademy.com/history.html, Added – 03/12/14
  2. Uechi Ryu Karate Do Australia, Kata, http://uechi-ryu.com.au/kata.html, Added – 03/12/14
  3. Authentic Karate Training Center, http://www.authentickaratetrainingcenter.com/, Added – 12/01/14