Shitei Kata

Shitei means (specified) and so these kata are compulsory for brown and black belts to learn. There are other kata which are optional and learnt at the desire of the individual, but the kata below must be studied in-depth. Any good black belt will know and understand these kata to a great extent. (the grade specified is the grade at which the kata becomes compulsory to learn, but kata can be learnt at an earlier stage if the instructor feels that it would bebefit the student to do so.)

Tekki Shodan

3rd kyu (Brown Belt)​​

Bassai Dai

Shodan (1st level black belt)​​

Kanku Dai

Nidan (2nd level black belt)

Empi

Nidan (2nd level black belt)

Jion

Nidan (2nd level black belt)

Hangetsu

Sandan (3rd level black belt)

Jitte

Sandan (3rd level black belt)​​

Gankaku

Sandan (3rd level black belt)

Tekki Nidan

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Tekki Sandan

Yondan (4th level black belt)​​

Meikyo

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Jiin

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Bassai Sho

Yondan (4th level black belt)​​

Kanku Sho

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Unsu

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Wankan

Yondan (4th level black belt)​​

Gojushiho Dai

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Gojushiho Sho

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Chinte

Yondan (4th level black belt)​​

Nijushiho

Yondan (4th level black belt)

Sochin

Yondan (4th level black belt)