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Kata Name

Kata Meaning

Taikyoku                     Overview / Birds eye view
Pinan "Peace and Harmony" - To develop a peaceful mind and ensure harmony  between the mind and body, even whilst carrying out fighting techniques.

3 parts or 3 phases - Sanchin seeks to develop three elements at a time:

Mind / Body / Techniques

Tento (top of the head) / Hara (diaphram) / Tanden (lower abdomen)

YansuPurity of Principles - striving to maintain the purity of your principles and ideals rather than compromising your beliefs.
SkinaFortune and Luck - Good fortune does not come by simply waiting. Each time we punch in this kata, imagine we are breaking down barriers. Strong and persistent effort directed at our problems will bring good fortune.
Gekisai-Dai Breaking down a large fortress - To develop fluidity, flexibility, mobility and combinations in our techniques. This will always overcome rigid and inflexible brute strength.
Saiha"Big Wave" - Through determination and bushido (warrior spirit) we can overcome any problem, no matter how large. Strong persistent effort directed at our problems will bring us good fortune. 
TenshoRolling or fluid hands - it refers to the 3 points as in Sanchin Kata.
Geikisai-Sho               Breaking down a small fortress. Sai means fortress or stronghold. Geki means breakdown. Labelling such as dai/sho is simply an alternative to using numbers.
Seienchin"Calm before the storm" - The Samurai warriors would go on long expeditions. They needed to maintain their strength and spirit over these long periods of time. Stances in this kata such as kiba dachi need to be maintained, and this is where our strong spirit becomes evident.
Bo Kata Chion"Sound Knowledge" - of each movement and technique is the first step towards performing a kata properly. Seeking out sound knowledge is the foundation to achieving any goal you have set for yourself.
KoryugojushihoLiterally means 54 steps. The principle is that each step you take is a link to the next step. Your past is linked to your present, your present is linked to your future. In the same way, the modern is inextricably connected with the traditional. It is important to realize that whatever you achieve, it is always as a result of the steps you have taken to get there. You should never forget, therefore, or fail to appreciate, our parents, our teachers and the roots and tradition from which you come from.
 Fusetsu-DaiWind and Snow




Colour of Belt


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 White Belt                                              10th Kyu     (10th Kyu syllabus-1.doc)
 Advanced White Belt 9th Kyu  (9th Kyu.doc)
 Blue Belt 8th Kyu  (8th Kyu.doc)
 Advanced Blue Belt 7th Kyu  (7th Kyu.doc)
 Yellow Belt 6th Kyu  (6th Kyu.doc)
 Advanced Yellow Belt 5th Kyu  (5th Kyu.doc)
 Green Belt 4th Kyu  (4th Kyu.doc)
 Advanced Green Belt 3rd Kyu  (3rd Kyu.doc)
 Brown Belt 2nd Kyu  (2nd Kyu.doc)
 Advanced Brown Belt 1st Kyu  (1st Kyu.doc)
 Black Belt - Shodan 1st Dan 
 Black Belt - Nidan 2nd Dan 
 Black Belt - Sandan 3rd Dan 


 Kaicho Founder of Seido Karate Tadashi Nakamura9th Dan
 Hanshi  Branch Chief/Head of Region area (Christchurch Dojo) Renzie Hanham8th Dan
 Shuseki Shihan Chief Master7th Dan 
 Jun Shihan New Master6th Dan
 Kyoshi Senior Teacher5th Dan 
 Sensei Teacher4th Dan 
 Senpai Senior1st-3rd Dan




 Age TsukiRising punch (chin) 
 Awase TsukiU punch 
 Chudan TsukiMiddle punch (solar plexus) 
 Gedan TsukiLower punch (groin) 
 Gyaku TskuiReverse punch (opposite to leg forward) 
 Jodan TsukiUpper punch (head) 
 Jun TsukiSide thrust punch 
 Kagi TsukiHook punch 
 Morote TsukiDouble punch (fists together) 
 Oi TsukiLunge punch 
 Shita TsukiShort punch (ribcage) 
 Tate TsukiVertical punch 





 Hiji Mawashi AteElbow strike to ribcage 
 Hiji AgeRising elbow strike to chin 
 Yoyo Hiji AteSide elbow strike 
 Hiji Ushiro AteBack elbow strike 
 Hiji Ushiro AgoRising back elbow strike 
 Hiji OroshiDescending elbow strike 





 Shuto Gammen UchiSide strike to temple 
 Shuto Sakotsu UchiDownward strike to the collarbone 
 Shuto Sakotsu Uchi KomiDriving front strike to the collarbone 
 Shuto Hizo UchiRoundhouse strike to spleen 
 Shuto Uchi UchiInner knife-hand strike 




 Uraken Shommen UchiFront strike to nose 
 Uraken Sayu UchiSide strike to ear lobe 
 Uraken Furi UchiSide strike to spleen 
 Uraken Mawashi UchiRoundhouse strike to back of head 




 HaishuBack of Hand 
 HaitoInner Knife Hand  
 HirateOpen Hand 
 KeitoChicken Beak Hand  
 KumadeBear Hand 
 NukiteSpear Hand
 Seiken TettsuiHammer Fist 
 ShoteiPalm Heel 
 ShutoKnife Hand 
 TohoSword Peak Hand 



KICKS (geri)


Hiza Geri     Knee Kick
Kin GeriGroin Kick
Mae GeriFront Kick
Mae Keage Front straight leg high kick
Yoko Geri Side Kick
Yoko KeageSide straight leg high kick
Kansetsu Geri Side thrust kick to knee joint
Mawashi Geri Roundhouse snap kick
Uchi Mawashi Geri                         Inside to outside roundhouse front kick
Soto Mawashi GeriOutside to inside roundhouse front kick





ChusokoBall of the foot
Haisoku Instep (top of the foot)
KaatoBack of the heel
SokutoKnife Edge of the foot
TeisokuSole of the foot
Tsumna SakiToe tips





 Jodan UkeUpper block
 Chudan Uchi UkeMiddle inside to outside block
 Chudan Soto UkeMiddle outside to inside block
 Gedan BaraiLower parry
 Juji UkeCross arm block
 Shuto Mawashi UkeKnifehand roundhouse block
 Soete UkeReinforced forearm block
 Kote UkeCircular upward forearm block



STANCES (dachi)


 Fudo DachiNormal stance 
 Haiko DachiParallel stance 
 Heisoku DachiClosed-toe stance 
 Kaka DachiHooked stance 
 Kata Hiza DachiOne knee stance 
 Kiba DachiStradle stance 
 Kokutsu DachiBack leaning stance 
 Kuzure Heiko DachiStaggered parallel stance 
 Musubi DachiOpen-toe stance 
 Nekoashi DachiCat stance
 Sanchin DachiThree-point stance
 Shiko DachiSumo stance 
 Tsuruashi DachiCrance stance 
 Uchi Hachiji DachiInverted open leg stance 
 Zenkutsu DachiForward leaning stance 




 1.  Ichi 11.  Ju-Ichi 21.  Ni-Ju-Ichi 40.  Yon-Ju
 2.  Ni 12.  Ju-Ni 22.  Ni-Ju-Ni 50.  Go-Ju
 3.  San 13.  Ju-San 23.  Ni-Ju-San 60. Roku-Ju
 4.  She 14.  Ju-She 24.  Ni-Ju-She 70.  Nana-Ju
 5.  Go 15.  Ju-Go 25.  Ni-Ju-Go 80.  Hachi-Ju
 6.  Roku 16.  Ju-Roku 26.  Ni-Ju-Roku 90.  Ku-Ju
 7.  Shichi 17. Ju-Shichi 27.  Ni-Ju-Shichi 100.  Hyaku
 8.  Hachi 18. Ju-Hachi 28.  Ni-Ju-Hachi 
 9.  Ku 19. Ju-Ku 29.  Ni-Ju-Ku 
 10.  Ju 20. Ni-Ju 30.  San-Ju 



Budo – Martial ways, modern martial arts stressing spiritual and personal development
Kamae – Fighting stance/posture. Whole body position
Renma – To keep or to continue to polish (one’s self)
Zanshin – Constant awareness
Zazen – Seated meditation
Tanden – Lower abdomen, seat of balance, power and ki (energy)
Kekomi – driving kick
Ibuki – Breath. A hard, raspy forced outbreath as used in Sanchin kata.
Sei chusen – Centre line of the body
Taisabaki – Body movement, especially as pertaining to evasive moves

Senpai Aaron found this page which is really interesting, giving pronounciations for Seido terminology. Have a look for yourself at this link (Seido Terminology).


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