because they are the four main katas that make up Wado Ryu karate.
Many of the katas are very old and were adapted from forms used in kung fu. The Pinan katas of Shorinryu were created by Ankou Itosu based on the higher level katas.
Karate is Japanese, is important in Japanease culture. If you are in karate or know it you would notice that most of the katas are japanese names.
Hey I do Wado-Ryu Karate and I found the videos on youtube helpful, especially with katas. Just type in Wado-Ryu Karate. Hope this helps. Megan x.
From what I know: 1. Kionkataich 2. Kionkatanii 3. Kionkatasan 4. Pidanshodan 5. Pidansandan
neither it is the study of martial tecnique through katas, sparring, drills etc, however the school, instructer, style etc. conducts it. Karate means empty hand.
Daniel Larusso got taught Shotokan Karate in the Karate Kid
The number of kata that are taught varies from style to style. My style has 18 kata you have to learn before black-belt testing. There are several others that can be learned after one becomes a black belt. the number of katas vary depending on which karate school you go to my school has 27 karate katas that you have to learn before you go to a black belt grading. there are a further 49 that you have to learn before you continue after black belt. some of them are made up by a number of instructors that belong to the same school and they make the kata specially for there school. there are also other kata that are known and used worldwide.
Yes, I want to learn Karate, but I want to do it in Japan and learn it from someone who practices the OLD Shotokan Katas, as Giching Funakoshi originally taught them. I want to go through, the training Funakoshi's students went through.
Kata is the most basic building block of karate. It builds muscle, creates automatic responses and serves as the foundation for learning application. Once one has learned kata, you can start learning bunkai, the application of the kata, to combat situations.
In my karate, we do a type of karate called Tang so doo. There is also taekwondo, which is more action while Tang So Doo is more defensive. There are forms and different types of defence rules and you learn the proper kicks like round kick, side kick and front snap kick. There is basically two sides to karate training, katas and kumite. Katas are a predefined sequence of movements against an imaginary opponent and kumite is the practice of individual moves. This can be done in pairs ippon and ju ippon kumite or by ones self. A lesson can also include sparing, self defence and other exercises