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
 

Pinan Kata - Peaceful Mind Series

The Pinan Kata are an introductory set designed to establish the ability to teach Karate to groups of students at the same time. They have a specific embusen (start and end point) and involve many of the techniques found in our more advanced Kata. It is said that Anko Itosu developed the Pinan Kata because he felt the more advanced, older Kata were too dangerous to teach newer students. When the Pinan Kata are analyzed more in one's training it becomes clear that even this basic set of Kata are very destructive in terms of Bunkai and Self Defense. There are five Pinan Kata. Pinan Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan and Godan.

Pinan Shodan

 

Pinan Nidan

 

Pinan Sandan

 

Pinan Yondan

 

Pinan Godan