Shito Ryu Karate Do Kyoju Yoko

The Formal Exercises used by the Albany Dojo to Practice

the Essential Curriculum of Shito Ryu Karate

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 figure '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 - 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 (palm heel) as a closing move.


  Uke Kata - Gedan (Blocks - Lower level)
 
1. Hizagaeshi Knee sweeping across block
2.

Gedan Barai

Downward parry
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 throw block
9. Sukuidome Scoop and catch block

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