The purpose of this section of the website is to help students with their kata training, so the videos of the kata can be used as a reference during their solo practise away from the dojo. They do not however replace the invaluable training time in the dojo with the instructor.
Created by Ankoh Itosu the first 5 kata students learn are the Heian Kata and they are taught in the following order - Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan, Godan. Learning these 5 Heian kata will take the student up to brown belt grade.
These kata are integral to the foundation of a students karate technique and hold a wealth of information regarding self protection principles and techniques. They also pave the way to the advanced kata the student will learn from brown belt onwards.
This book is a valuable resource for all students of LTK who wish to have a better understanding of these kata to help them progress through the belt system, and can also be used as an aide memoir when away from the dojo.