Index of Training Resources

New Student Information
    How to truly train Karate & Understand it
   
Dojo Rules & Guidelines

KATA References
    Kihon Kata
   
Fukyu Kata
   
Naihanchi Kata
   
Pinan Kata
   
Passai Sho & Dai Kata
   
Kusanku Sho & Dai Kata
   
Chinto Kata
   
Gojushiho Kata
   
Shugoro no Kata Gorin
   
About Bunkai

History of Shorin Ryu ShorinKan Karate

Karate Terminology

Kihon Waza - Technical Study

Belt Rank Curriculum Sheets

Event Calendar Bryan Dojo

Event Calendar Auburn Dojo
 

Naihanchi Kata

The Naihanchi series of Kata are very old. We are not really certain of the development into a set of three Kata but we are aware that Naihanchi Shodan is one of the oldest and most important Kata in Okinawan Karate. Naihanchi Kata are unique in that the traverse side to side thus teaching students angular self defense and fast footwork ability. A key characteristic of the Naihanchi Kata is that they are performed with hip twisting powerful movements and use the Niahanchi stance (toes pointed inward).

Naihanchi Shodan (Ichidan)

 

Naihanci Nidan

Naihanchi Sandan