1930s Karate Kata

Here’s something you may be interested in. The kata list from a 1934 publication:

From “Toudi Jutsu no Kenkyu” by Itomen Moriteru, translated by Mario McKenna

  1. Sesan
  2. Iha-shi Sesan (lit. Mr. Iha’s Sesan)
  3. Kyan-shi Sesan (lit. Mr. Kyan’s Sesan)
  4. Sepai
  5. Niseshi (Nijushiho)
  6. Sanseru
  7. Kyan-shi Useshi (Gojushiho) (lit. Mr. Kyan’s Useshi)
  8. Itosu-shi Useshi (Gojushiho) (lit. Mr. Itosu’s Useshi)
  9. Suparenpe dai & sho
  10. Toma-shi Ryuho (lit. Mr. Toma’s Ryuho)
  11. Rokishu
  12. Unshu dai & sho
  13. Ryushu dai & sho
  14. Nanshu dai & sho
  15. Pinan shodan, nidan, sandan, yondan, godan
  16. Kusanku dai & sho
  17. Wanshu
  18. Naifanchi shodan, nidan, sandan
  19. Passai dai & sho
  20. Tawada-shi Passai (lit. Mr. Tawada’s Passai)
  21. Jitte
  22. Chinto
  23. Tomari no Chinto
  24. Chinte
  25. Niwon
  26. Unuibu
  27. Nuichue
  28. Jin
  29. Juumu
  30. Kokan
  31. Yoshimura-shi Channan (lit. Mr. Yoshimura’s Channan)
  32. Seyanchin
  33. Chinpe
  34. Jion
  35. Wandau
  36. Rohai
  37. Motobu-shi Sochin (lit. Mr. Motobu’s Sochin)
  38. Aragaki-shi Sochin (lit. Mr. Aragaki’s Sochin)
  39. Pichurin
  40. Hanashiro-shi Kururunfa (lit. Mr. Hanashiro’s Kururunfa)
  41. Wankuwan
  42. Seshun

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A martial arts student and instructor. A school teacher and researcher. A curmudgeon with a lot on his mind.

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