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.
Leading up to Black Belt and beyond students learn the following senior kata: Ananko, Kosokun Dai, Seipai, Basai Dai, Kururunfa, Seinchin, Shisochin, Rohai, Neiseishi.
ALL the Kata are available to view on the LTK App, full details below!
Lee Taylor has created the “Lee Taylor Karate App” for your Android smartphones and tablets. What this means is that LTK students can have video references of ALL the LTK Kata and karate drills at your fingertips! The app will be updated regularly and will contain videos on the following topics:
Kata performance, Impact and Pad Drills, Seminar Footage from Lee and other Instructors, Dojo Footage, Karate Throws, Locks and Ground Drills, Forthcoming Events Info. Along with other content as we continue to expand the LTK app.
Click on the link below to download yours today for a one off fee £1.79 !!!.
These books are a valuable resource for all students of LTK who wish to have a better understanding of the kata to help them progress through the belt system, and can also be used as an aide memoir when away from the dojo.