Karate Katas Overview Page

Learn all about Shotokan Karate Katas their Techniques, History, Bunkai Application and more

On this page, you can find anything related to the subject Karate Katas. The Japanese word Kata literally translated means “form”. Katas are choreographed movements of Karate techniques done in a specific order and sequence. The Kata is practiced by an individual or in a team.

Most Karate styles have beginner Katas (called Heian or Pinan), intermediate Katas (Sentei Kata) and advanced Katas with increasing demands to the practitioner. The Kata can be considered as the essence of Karate-Do. Not just because it transfers techniques and knowledge within but mainly because of the Kata’s spiritual aspects of Self-Development and Self-Cultivation.

On this page, you will find anything related to Karate Katas, how to train and practice Kata, Kata application (called Bunkai) and much more. If you want to learn more about Karate Kata then you have come to the right place.



The 26 Shotokan Kata

Kata Highlights & Important Techniques

Bunkai (The Application of Kata Movements)

Exercises (Great exercises to improve your Kata Training)

Enbusen (The Walking Patterns of the Katas)

Kata "no right" and "no left"

Kata Ura

Shotokan Kata Names & Meanings

Shotokan Kata and their learning goals


The Kata Team

Team Kata Explained

Kata Team Exercises


Shito Ryu

Shito Ryu Kata


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