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The Shotokan Kata
(Kyodo, Kiai 1, Kiai 2)
Classification Criteria for judging a Kata Event are as follow:
  1. Heian Shodan (21, 9-17)
  2. Heian Nidan (26, 11-26)
  3. Heian Sandan (20, 10-20)
  4. Heian Yondan (27, 13-25)
  5. Heian Godan (23, 12-19)
  6. Tekki Shodan (29, 15-29)
Basic
(Shitei Kata)
  1. proper sequence of movement
  2. observing the 3 key elements of Kata: levels of strength, contraction and expansion of the body and change in the speed of the techniques
  3. power and accuracy in performance of basic techniques
  4. following the proper course of direction and accuracy in returning to the starting position or Embusen
  5. overall performance and illustrating the essential characteristics of the chosen Kata
  6. correct eye contact or Chakugan
  7. fighting spirit and effort
  8. proper use of stance and posture or Kamae and the ability to focus the mind or Zanshin
  9. proper frame of mind
  10. accuracy in transforming the body parts into "weapons" of attack and defense
  11. accuracy in reaching the point of target
  12. if there are any exaggerated movements
  13. intentional change to the set flow of the Kata
  14. synchronization of performance in Team Kata

(from Item 37 of JKA TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATION)

  1. Bassai Dai (42, 19-42)
  2. Kanku Dai (65, 15-64)
  3. Jion (47, 17-47)
  4. Empi (37, 15-36)
Intermediate
(Sentei Kata)
  1. Bassai Sho (27, 17-22)
  2. Chinte (33, 9-32)
  3. Gankaku (42, 28-42)
  4. Gojushiho Dai (62, 54-61)
  5. Gojushiho Sho (65, 57-64)
  6. Hangetsu (41, 11-40)
  7. Ji'in (35, 11-35)
  8. Jitte (24, 13-24)
  9. Kanku Sho (47, 28-47)
  10. Meikyo (32, 32-no)
  11. Nijushiho (33, 18-32)
  12. Sochin (41, 30-41)
  13. Tekki Nidan (24, 16-24)
  14. Tekki Sandan (36, 16-36)
  15. Unsu (48, 36-48)
  16. Wankan (16, ..-16)
Advanced

 

Kion
Kion
   

Heian Shodan
Heian Shodan (Nr. 1)
Heian Nidan
Heian Nidan (Nr. 2)
Heian Sandan
Heian Sandan (Nr. 3)
Heian Yondan
Heian Yondan (Nr. 4)
Heian Godan
Heian Godan (Nr. 5)
 

Tekki Shodan
Tekki Shodan
Tekki Nidan
Tekki Nidan
Tekki Sandan
Tekki Sandan

Kata per 1º DAN

Bassai Dai
Bassai Dai (Sentei Kata)

Kanku Dai
Kanku Dai (Sentei Kata)
Jion
Jion (Sentei Kata)

Kata per 2º DAN

Jitte
Jitte
Empi
Empi (Sentei Kata)
Hangetsu
Hangetsu

Kata per 3º DAN

Gangaku
Gangaku
Bassai Sho
Bassai Sho
Kanku Sho
Kanku Sho

Kata per 4º DAN

Nijushiho
Nijushiho
Sochin
Sochin
Unsu
Unsu

Altri Kata Shotokan

Chinte
Chinte
Jiin
Jiin
Meikyo
Meikyo
Wankan
Wankan

Gojushiho Dai

Gojushiho Sho

(Download: All Shotokan Katas pdf)