Shito Ryu Karate Do Kyoju Yoko

The Essential Curriculum of Shito Ryu Karate

Practice Worksheet used by the Albany Dojo


Tachi Kata (Stances)


1.

Heisoku Dachi

Feet together, close-toed stance

2.

Musubi Dachi

Feet together, open-toed stance

3.

Namiheiko Dachi

Parallel stance (feet shoulder width, toes straight)

4.

Uchihachiji Dachi

Inner figure eight stance (shoulder wide, toes inward)

5.

Sotohachiji Dachi

Outer figure eight stance (shoulder wide, toes outward)

6.

Shiko Dachi

Sumo (side facing, square) stance

7.

Heiko Dachi

Forward parallel stance (feet natural walking distance)

8.

Zenkutsu Dachi

Forward (bent leg) stance

9.

Kokutsu Dachi

Back (bent leg) stance

10.

Kosa Dachi

Crossed leg stance

11.

Nekoashi Dachi

Cat foot stance

12.

Renoji Dachi

Katakana character ‘Re’ stance (feet in a tilted ‘V’ position)


 

Tsuki kata (Thrusts)


1.

Seiken Zuki

Standard forefist thrust (first two knuckles)

2.

Tateken Zuki

Vertical forefist thrust

3.

Uraken Zuki

Inverted (fist turned 180 degrees) forefist thrust

4.

Hiraken Zuki

Four knuckle thrust (leopard punch)

5.

Furi Zuki

Round house thrust

6.

Age Zuki

Rising thrust (upper cut)

7.

Ipponken

One knuckle (one point) thrust

8.

Nukite

Spear hand

9.

Wa Zuki

Two arm, horizontal circle thrust

10.

Morote Zuki

Two arm, two level thrust (top hand jodan seiken, bottom hand chudan uraken)


Uchi Kata (Strikes)


1.

Shuto Uchi

Sword hand (knife edge) strike

2.

Urashuto

Inverted sword hand (ridge hand)

3.

Kentsui Uchi

Bottom fist strike (hammerfist)

4.

Uraken Uchi

Back knuckle strike

5.

Shuho

‘Mountain hand’ (back knuckles of a peaked hand)

6.

Hijiate

Elbow smash




Keri Kata (Kicks)


1.

Hiza Geri

Knee kick

2.

Hizagaeshi

Knee sweeping across kick

3.

Sokko Geri

Instep kick

4.

Chudan Geri

Ball of foot forward, middle area kick

5.

Jodan Geri

Ball of foot forward, upper area kick

6.

Mawashi Geri

Roundhouse, instep

7.

Fumioroshi

Toe stomping kick

8.

Sokuto Geri

Side, knife edge, lower area (knee level) kick

9.

Yoko Geri

Side, knife edge, middle area kick

10.

Koshu Geri

Heel back rising kick





Uke Kata (Jodan) (Blocks - Upper level)


1.

Age Uke

Rising block

2.

Yoko Uchi

Forearm inward block

3.

Yoko Barai

Forearm outward side parry

4.

Uchiotoshi

Inside out circle forearm drop block

5.

Tsuki Uke

Thrust block

6.

Wa Uke

Two arm circle (roof) block

7.

Kosa Uke

Crossed arms block

   a) closed hands, palms toward front

   b) open hands, palms toward sides

8.

Kara Uke

Side stepping usually with Kokutsu dachi - a “slipping” block

9.

Kote Uke

Back of hand block

10.

Sashite

Inward sweeping palm block

11.

Ko Uke

Wrist block

12.

Kuri Uke

Inside out, circle block with knife edge of hand



Uke Kata (Chudan) (Blocks - Middle level)


1.

Yoko Uke

Forearm outward side block

2.

Yoko Uchi

Forearm inward block

3.

Harai Uke

Middle area downward parry

4.

Ninoude Uke

Back of forearm (hirakote) inward block

5.

O-ura Uke

Large circle inverted forearm block

6.

Shuto Uke

Sword hand block

7.

Kakete

Hooking hand block

8.

Wa Uke

Two arm circular block

9.

Kosa Uke

Crossed arms block (palms downward)

10.

Kote Uke

Back of hand block

11.

Uke Nagashi

Inward palm sweeping block

12.

Yoko Barai

Forearm outward side parry

13.

Tsukidome

Withdrawing forearm block (after thrust)

14.

Kakiwake

Wedge block

15.

Hijisasae Uke

Two hand outward block, closed fist at elbow

16.

Kensasae Uke

Two hand outward block, open hand supports at fist

17.

Gassho Uke

Praying hands block

18.

Hirayuki

Two hand knife edge pushing block

19.

Sukui Uke

Scooping block

20.

Hiji Uke

Elbow block

21.

Ko Uke

Wrist block

22.

Shotei Uke

Palm heel block

23.

Ura Uke

(Shotei Oshi)

Inverted block (small circle with wrist)

    (Two hand shotei)




Uke Kata (Gedan) (Blocks - Lower level)


1.

Hizagaeshi

Knee sweeping across block

2.

Harai Uke

Gedan Barai

Downward parry

 (when in Zenkutsu or Kokutsu dachi)

3.

Katate Sukui Uke

One hand scooping block

4.

Wa Uke

Two arm circular block

5.

Kosa Uke

Crossed arms block (palms down)

6.

Shuto Barai

Sword hand parry

7.

Ryote Sukui Uke

Two hand scooping block

8.

Furisute

Scoop and deflect block

9.

Sukuidome

Scoop and catch and throw block