Kata in Kimura Shukokai Karate is not just a series of movements but a dynamic, energetic and powerful expression of martial arts mastery. It's an opportunity for us to hone our techniques, perfect our form, and cultivate the mental discipline and focus required to succeed in martial arts.


Through the repetition of these movements, we develop the muscle memory necessary for rapid and precise execution of techniques. Each kata represents a different set of skills and techniques, allowing us to challenge ourselves in new ways and continually improve our skills.


In addition to its practical applications, Kata is a visually stunning display of martial arts mastery. When performed by a skilled practitioner, it's a mesmerising display of speed, power, and precision that will leave you in awe. SKF teaches dozens of katas and has strict syllabus for grading taught in all of our Dojos and through regular courses from our HQ, so no matter where you train you know you will be learning from the best.


Grading Syllabus

Each level of Grading introduces new kata for you to master and then perform on grading day, but don't forget you need to be able to recall ALL of the previous kata you have learnt. 

  • White to Yellow
    • Any Shiazuki kata
  • Yellow to Orange
    • Pinan Nidan
  • Orange to Green
    • Pinan Shodan
  • Green to Blue
    • Pinan Sandan
  • Blue to Purple
    • Pinan Yondan
    • Pinan Godan
  • Purple to Brown (3rd Kyu) 
    • Jurokono
    • Matsukaze
    • Jiin
  • Brown (3rd Kyu) to Brown (2nd Kyu)
    • Chinte
    • Wanshu
    • Seriyu
  • Brown (2rd Kyu) to Brown (1st Kyu)
    • Annanku
    • Saifa
    • Sisochin
  • Brown (1st Kyu) to Black (1st Dan)
    • Bassai Dai
    •  Jion
    •  Chinto
  • Black (1st Dan) to Black (2nd Dan)
    • Nipaipo
    • Tomari No Bassai
    •  Seienchin
  • Black (2nd Dan) to Black (3rd Dan)
    • Seipai
    • Kurruunfa
    • Kosokun Dai

Non Syllabus Kata

As well as our standard kata syllabus you will learn from our ever expanding range of non syllabus katas to enhance your skills for fun or even competition.

  • Annan
  • Annan Dai
  • Bassai Sho
  • Chatanyara No Kushsanku
  • Chinto
  • Gojushio
  • Heiku
  • Kosokun Sho
  • Niseishi
  • Ohan Dai
  • Pachu
  • Paiku
  • Papuren
  • Rohai
  • Sanchin
  • Seisan
  • Shinsei
  • Shio Kosukun
  • Suparimpei
  • Tensho
  • Unsu
  • Wanshu