List of Shorin-Ryu Karate Katas with Videos & Instructions
Learn about the katas used in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Matsubayashi-Ryu. These videos and instructions will help you to master the Shorin-Ryu katas for your next belt test. There are 18 traditional non-weapon katas in Shorin-Ryu Karate. In addition, this Karate style uses weapon katas (i.e. Bo staff katas).
If you are looking for the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan or Wado-Ryu), visit the main Katas & Forms section. While you are here, please post your opinion on our wiki community on whether you think kata is useful or useless.
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Shorin-Ryu Kihon Katas
Shorin-Ryu Taikyoku Katas - These are not used by all Shorin-Ryu schools and are often used as kihon kata.
- Shorin-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Shodan
- Shorin-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Nidan
- Shorin-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Sandan
- Shorin-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Yondan
- Shorin-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Godan
Shorin-Ryu Karate Katas
List of Shorin-Ryu Weapons Katas
- World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association, Katas, http://matsubayashi-ryu.com/content/kata-matsubayashi-ryu, Added - 10/19/13
- Written Kata Instructions courtesy of Jen White Doom, WSU Karate, Added - 11/18/13
- World Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu) Karate-Do Association, The Kobudo of Matsubayashi-ryu, http://matsubayashi-ryu.com/content/kobudo-matsubayashi-ryu, Added - 04/20/14
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