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SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ACADEMY
"Strengthening Mind, Body & Spirit, Men, Women, and Children"

1622 W. Randol Mill, Arlington, Texas 76012  
           phone: 817-303-6441

HOURS OF OPERATION:  MON. TO THUR. 4:00 PM TO 9:00 PM.  FRI. 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM.  SAT. 9:30 AM TO 1:00 PM. 

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SHOTOKAN KATAS

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HOTOKAN KATAS (FORMS) REQUIRED BY U.S.K.D.A

Katas: Are pre-arranged patterns of self-defense techniques which serve to develop the physical and emotional standards of the practitioner.

There are 14 mandatory Katas Required from White Belt to 1st Degree Black Belt in our organization, with some optional.

The time required for each rank is based on the practitioner attending classes 4 to 5 times weekly. The time may vary, based on the training habits, ability to learn and dedication of the practitioners.


RANK KATA TIME
 
9th Kyu White Belt Taikyoku Shodan Mandatory 3 months
Taikyoku Nidan Optional
Taikyoku Sandan Optional
Ten-no-Omote Kata Optional
8th Kyu Yellow Belt Heian Shodan Mandatory 3 months
7th Kyu Orange Belt Heian Nidan Mandatory 3 months
6th Kyu Blue Belt Heian Sandan Mandatory 3 months
5th Kyu Purple Belt Heian Yodan Mandatory 3 months
4th Kyu Green Belt Heian Godan Mandatory 6 months
3rd Kyu Brown Belt Tekki Shodan Mandatory 9 months
Bassai-Dai Mandatory
Bassai-Sho Optional
2nd Kyu Brown Belt Tekki Nidan Mandatory 9 months
Ni Ju Shi Mandatory
Jitte Optional
1st Kyu Brown Belt Tekki Sandan Mandatory 9 months
Hangetsu Mandatory
Chinte Optional
Shodan
(1st Degree Black Belt)
Empi Mandatory 2 Years
Kanku-Sho Optional
Jion Mandatory
Nidan
(2nd Degree Black Belt)
Kanku-Dai Mandatory 3 Years
Goju Shiho-Sho Mandatory
Sandan
(3rd Degree Black Belt)
Gankaku Mandatory 4 Years
Goju Shiho-Dai Mandatory
Meikyo Optional
Yodan
(4th Degree Black Belt)
Sochin Mandatory 5 Years
Jiin Optional
Godan
(5th Degree Black Belt)
Unsu Mandatory 5 Years
Wankan Optional
        
  
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