List of Uechi-Ryu Karate Kata with Videos

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List of Uechi-Ryu Karate Kata with Videos

This page will help you to learn the basic katas for Uechi-Ryu Karate so you can get ready for your next belt test. However, if you have any questions about a particular kata movement, please check with your instructor because kata instructions and the order of katas can vary by school and organization.

There are eight "empty hand" (non-weapon) katas practiced in Uechi-Ryu Karate. Many Uechi-Ryu schools also practice weapons katas (i.e. Seijun No Bo Kata).

For the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan katas), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

Martial Arts Books - Karate Kata

Main Uechi-Ryu Katas

  1. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Sanchin
  2. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Kanshiwa
  3. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Kanshu
  4. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Seichin
  5. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Seisan
  6. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Seirui
  7. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Kanchin - Also known as Konchin
  8. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Sanseirui - Also known as Sanseiryu or Sandairui

Weapons Katas

  1. Uechi-Ryu Kata - Seijun No Bo

Reasons for Kata

Many Karate schools use kata in order to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniques, self-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, kata is used to improve a student's physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc.

You might also like to visit the wiki community's Forms, Kata & Patterns section that contains conversations such as Is Kata useful or useless?, Positives & negatives of forms & patterns, etc. In this section, wiki community members discuss forms, pattern & kata techniques, tips, improvements, etc.

Reference Sources

  1. Okinawan Karate Academy, History,, Added - 03/12/14
  2. Uechi Ryu Karate Do Australia, Kata,, Added - 03/12/14
  3. Authentic Karate Training Center,, Added - 12/01/14

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