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Kata is defined as a series of pre-arranged offensive and defensive moves done against imaginary opponants. The kata of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Karate have been developed over hundreds of years, incorperating moves that have proven effective in real-life hand to hand combat.

Bunkai can also be performed within a kata. This is where other students will pose as attackers and the practitioner performing the kata must use its moves against the real opponents. This simulated combat is very effective to for real-life situations. It is the application of kata.

Here is the list of the Ueshiro-bayashi Shorin Ryu Kata as passed down by the masters of our system:

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COMPOSED/
INRODUCED BY:
WHEN
FORMED:
NUMBER
MOVES:
KATA: BORN: BIRTH PLACE:
1. FUKUGATA ICHI SHOSHIN NAGAMINE 1907 TOMARI 1940 21
2. FUKUGATA NI LYLE KLEUSCH 1963 SUPERIOR, WI 2007 21
3. FUKUGATA SAN ANSEI UESHIRO 1933 KIN 1960 17
4. FUKUGATA YON LYLE KLEUSCH 1963 SUPERIOR, WI 2009 16
5. FUKUGATA GO CHOSIN CHIBANA 1887 SHURI 1940 18
6. PINAN SANDAN ANKO ITOSU 1830 SHURI 1907 16
7. PINAN YONDAN ANKO ITOSU 1830 SHURI 1907 20
8. PINAN GODAN ANKO ITOSU 1830 SHURI 1907 18
9. NAIHANCHI SHODAN BUSHI MATSUMURA 1796 RYUKU 19
10. NAIHANCHI NIDAN BUSHI MATSUMURA 1796 RYUKU 19
11. NAIHANCHI SANDAN BUSHI MATSUMURA 1796 RYUKU 13
12. ANANKU BUSHI MATSUMURA 1796 RYUKU 21
13. WANKAN 35
14. ROHAI 27
15. WANSHU WANSHU CHINA 33
16. PASSAI CHOTOKU KYAN 1870 SHURI 39
17. CHINTO CHINTO 43
18. GOJUSHIHO (AMMENDED ROYAL OKINAWAN FOLK DANCE) 54
19. KUSANKU KUSANKU CHINA 60
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WEAPONS KATAS:
Weapons katas are as varied and numerous as the people who perform them. There are the basic groups of: Bo kata, Sai kata, Tuifa kata, Kama kata and Nunchaku kata. One of the most famous is the Sakugawa Bo kata.