Instructions for Wado-Ryu Karate - First Basic Kata (Kihon Kata)

Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info on Shotokan Kata, Taekwondo Forms, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Kyokushin, etc. Talk with martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Wiki Revision Date - 08 Apr 2015 15:09

Instructions for Wado-Ryu Karate - First Basic Kata (Kihon Kata)

This page will help you to learn the First Basic Kata for Wado-Ryu Karate. This is a kihon kata. However, if you have any questions about a particular kata movement, please check with your instructor because kata instructions can vary by school and organization.

If you are searching for other Karate information (i.e. kicking techniques and terminology), please visit the main Karate page.

For additional Wado-Ryu Karate katas (i.e. Pinan Shodan), please visit the main Wado-Ryu Katas page. If you are searching for other katas (i.e. Shotokan), please visit the main Kata & Forms section.

Video Demonstration for Wado-Ryu Karate - First Basic Kata

Written Instructions for Wado-Ryu Karate - First Basic Kata

  • Attention stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low block
  • Step forward into right front stance, right lunge punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low block
  • Step forward into left front stance, left lunge punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low block
  • Step forward into right front stance, right high block
  • Step forward into left front stance, left high block
  • Step forward into right front stance, right high block, yell KIAI
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left front stance, left low block
  • Step forward into right front stance, right lunge punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low block
  • Step forward into left front stance, left lunge punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low block
  • Step forward into right front stance, right lunge punch
  • Step forward into left front stance, left lunge punch
  • Step forward into right front stance, right lunge punch, yell KIAI
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left front stance, left low block
  • Step forward into right front stance, right lunge punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low block
  • Step forward into left front stance, left lunge punch
  • Return to attention stance

Kata Tips

Ok, alot of people will dismiss this kata simply as it's the first one taught, and only useful for getting through the grade. This isn't the case. This teaches a lot of more complex movements that aren't noticed such as:

  • Gedanbarai, this can be used for so much more than blocking a kick, defense against a wrist grab, when included in the second Muwatte, can be a throw.
  • The three Oizukes, the body can take 1 punch, 2 punches but the 3rd the defenses are reduced and after the 3rd one there is no need for a 4th, which would make sence to do even numbers of punches as gives training to both strong and weak arms.
  • Short and long Muwattes, teaching both from the beginning.
  • The Muwatte/ turns, can all be used to controll an opponent, either postioning them for the Oi-zuki, or as a throw to eliminate the threat.

The list goes on, a lot of it can be figured out for yourselves just by forgetting what you was taught as a white belt and going back to the roots.


Martial Arts Gear - Books | DVDs | Flexibility | Food | Kata | Kids | Seniors | Shoes | Sparring

Join the Wiki Community!

We hope you become a wiki member. You can join via the wiki or via Facebook.
Talk to fellow martial artists on the wiki community or read recent replies. Members can ask questions, post answers & videos and even tell the occasional martial arts joke!



Latest Informational Pages Added to the Wiki

Popular & Highly Rated Community Posts

Recent Member Posts Added to Community

  • Leg injury. How to continue martial arts training? If someone severely injured their leg (i.e. broken bone, torn ACL, ruptured calf muscle, etc.), how would you advise them to continue their martial arts training? What advice would you give them to offset their lack of mobility? Their inability to trai...
  • Hood Gi I found reviews very slim online and was wondering if anyone here has gotten or considering to get one of the two main hood gis out there Hayabusa zipper jacket gi 100% cotton 500g weight Budo Brothers Hood Gi cross w/ magnets 100% cotton 500g weig...
  • Top 10 Martial Arts Movies Here is a list of the 10 supposedly most "influential" martial arts movies. Do you agree with this list? If not, what movies are they missing? This video covers & has clips on the following movies: 1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2. The Matrix 3. T...



At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!






Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.


This is a free martial arts newsletter that is sent out approximately once per week.
The newsletter provides wiki and community updates.


Martial Arts Gear