Shotokan karate katas

The following is a list of all 26 katas, number of moves in the katas, and each katas meaning.

Heian Shodan

21 Moves | "Peaceful Mind One"

Heian Nidan

26 Moves | "Peaceful Mind Two"

Heian Sandan

20 Moves | "Peaceful Mind Three"

Heian Yondan

27 Moves | "Peaceful Mind Four"

Heian Godan

23 Moves | "Peaceful Mind Five Universe"

Tekki Shodan

23 Moves | "Iron Horse One"

Tekki Nidan

24 Moves | "Iron Horse Two"

Tekki Sandan

26 Moves | "Iron Horse Three"

Bassai Dai

42 Moves | "Penetrating the Fortress - Big"

Bassai Sho

27 Moves | "Penetrating the Fortress - Small"

Kanku Dai

65 Moves | "To Look at the Sky - Big"

Kanku Sho

48 Moves | "To Look at the Sky - Small"

Enpi

37 Moves | "Flying Swallow"

Jion

47 Moves | "Love (and) Goodness"

Gankaku

42 Moves | "Crane on the Rock"

Hangetsu

41 Moves | "Half Moon"

Jitte

24 Moves | "Ten Hands"

Chinte

32 Moves | "Incredible Hands"

Sochin

41 Moves | "Preserve Peace"

Meikyo

33 Moves | "Mirror of the Soul"

Jiin

38 Moves | "Named after the Saint"

Gojushiho Dai

67 Moves | "54 Steps - Big"

Gojushiho Sho

65 Moves | "54 Steps - Small"

Nijushiho

24 Moves | "24 Steps"

Wankan

24 Moves | "Crown of a King"

Unsu

48 Moves | "Cloud Hands"

 

Belts and Ranks

The following is a list of all 10 Kyu ranks and their corresponding obi (belt).

 

White Obi

Entry level; Beginner

Yellow Obi

10th Kyu

Orange Obi

9th Kyu

High Orange Obi

8th Kyu

Green Obi

7th Kyu

High Green Obi

6th Kyu

Purple Obi

5th Kyu

High Purple Obi

4th Kyu

Brown Tekki Obi

3rd Kyu

Brown Obi

2nd Kyu

High Brown Obi

1st Kyu

Dan Shodan

1st Dan