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KATA NAME                          DESCRIPTION

PINANS                     TRAINING KATAS MEANING IS PEACEFUL MIND

PINAN NIDAN          INTRODUCTION TO BODY SHIFTING (TAISABAKI)

PINAN SHODAN      DEFENSIVE STYLE USING MAINLY BACK STANCE

                                   & SHUTO UKE BLOCKS (OPEN HANDS)

PINAN SANDAN      DEFENCE FOR CLOSE–IN FIGHTING

PINAN YODAN        DEFENCE USING JIUJITSU TECHNIQUES (GRAPPLING)

PINAN GODAN        INTRODUCTION TO DEFENCES AGAINST WEAPONS

KUSHANKU             TO VIEW THE SKY-PINANS 1-5 ORIGINATED FROM THIS

NAIHANCHI             THE IRON HORSE OR BATTLEFIELD KATA

SEISHAN                     THE HALF MOON OR 13 HANDS KATA

CHINTO                    CRANE ON A ROCK

BASSAI                     TO STORM A FORTRESS

WANSHU                  THE FLYING SWALLOW (NAMED AFTER A CHINESE

                                   ENVOY WHO WENT TO JAPAN)

ROHAI                       THE MIRROR OF THE SOUL OR WHITE HERON

NISEISHI                   THE 24 STEPS

JITTE                         10 HANDS OR MASTERY OVER 10 MEN

JION                           IN THE JION-JI SHAOLIN TEMPLE (TEMPLE HANDS)

SUPARIMPEI            108 HANDS-REPRESENTING THE 108 EVIL SPRITS OF