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
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Sanchin
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Kanshiwa
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Kanshu
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seichin
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seisan
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Seirui
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Kanchin – Also known as Konchin
- Uechi-Ryu Kata – Sanseirui – Also known as Sanseiryu or Sandairui
Reasons for Kata
Many Karate schools use kata in order to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniques, self-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, kata is used to improve a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc.