Shorin Ryu Kata:

Seisan

Naihanchi - "Staying and Fighting"

Shodan

Nidan

Sandan

Pinan - "Peaceful Mind"

Shodan

Nidan

Sandan

Yondan

Godan

Wanshu

Ananku

Passai  - "To Breach a Fortress"

Sho - small, or lesser

Dai - large, or greater

Kusanku - 

Sho

Dai

Gojushiho - "Fifty Four Steps"

Chinto - "Fighting to the East"

 

Shorin Ryu Kata History:

CHOTUKU KYAN, Shorin Ryu - KENTSU YABU, Shorin Ryu
CHOMO HANASHIRO, Shorin Ryu - CHOJUN MIYAGI, Goju Ryu

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Founding members of "Karate-do" association in 1937
(Front, from right) Chojun Miyagi, Chomo Hanashiro, Kentsu Yabu, Chotoku Kyan (Back, from right) Genwa Nakasone, Choshin Chibana, Choryo

Sakagawa Tode

 (1733 – 1815)  

He combined chuan-fa with tode forming Okinawa-te, te, karate (china hand).

He is generally acknowledged as founder of the Okinawan martial arts.

 


Bushi Matsumara
(1797-1889)


Naihanchin Shodan
Naihanchin Nidan
Naihanchin Sandan
Passai Sho
Passai Dai
Kusanku Sho
Kusanku Dai

[ Anko Itosu ]

  Anko Itosu

Born in Shuri, Okinawa
(1831-1915)

Pinan Shodan
Pinan Nidan
Pinan Sandan
Pinan Yondan
Pinan Godan

The series of five basic kata called Pinan (later renamed Heian in Japan) are one of the most widely taught kata today.

Master Chotoku Kyan

Chotoku Kyan
(1870-1945)
Ananku
Wanshu
Seisan
Gojushiho
Chinto


Grand Master Eizo Shimabukuro trained directly with Chotoku Kyan.


Chojun Miyagi
(1886-1953)

Seunchin
Sanchin

Grand Master Eizo Shimabukuro 
trained directly with Chojun Miyagi.

 

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Choki Motobu
(1871-1944)

Famous for his Naihanchi kata.

Grand Master 
Eizo Shimabukuro trained
with Choki Motobu.

                                   Choshin Chibana     (1885-1969)                                                     

         Grand Master Eizo Shimabukuro trained with Choshin Chibana. He corrected his Pinan katas.

He called his style kobayashi-ryu or young forest style.

 

Kobudo (Weapons) 


Tokumini Bo
   Sakagawa Bo


                        Toyea Sai / Chatanyara Sai 


Tawata Sai

  Toyei 
Kama 

bullet Shorin Ryu Lineage of Kata
  Shuri Te Kata
Naihanchi Shodan
     

Naihanchi Nidan                                                                        

Naihanchi Sandan
Pinan Shodan
Pinan Nidan
Pinan Sandan
Pinan Yondan
Pinan Godan
Passai Sho
Passai Dai
Kusanku Sho
Kusanku Dai

Tomari Te Kata
Seisan
Ananku
Wanshu
Gojushiho
Chinto
  Naha Te Kata
Seunchin
Sanchin
Kobudo
Toyei Sai 
Towata Sai
Tokumini Bo
Sakagawa Bo
Pinan Nunchaku
Toyei Kama 

 

 

Seiunchin

Sanchin