Fudokan Karate Kata

Fudokan Karate Kata

In Fudokan the katas taught include the Fudokan Katas created by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga, plus all 27 classic Shotokan-Kata and Katas from Goju-Ryu and Shito-Ryu (Shiryki, Seisan, Sanchin) and from the old Okinawa Karate schools.

The following list was initially prepared in 2006. Since then it has been continuously updated and extended by Karl-Hans König in coordination with Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga.

 

An extended compendium of the Fudokan and Shotokan katas with detailed documentation on the kata is in work and to be published in future.

Compendium of Fudokan Katas

Japanese name for the Kata

Meaning Alternative name Origin Comments, description, useful information Character

Heian Oi Kumi

Peaceful mind

Oi-Kumi = responding

Heian Oyo

Shotokan-Ryu

Fudokan

The kata was developed in 1981 by Shihan Taiji Kase as Heian Oyo; Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga added it to the Fudokan Ryu in 1983 as Heian Oi Kumi.

A compendium from the katas Heian Sandan, Godan, Yondan and Nidan (in this sequence), 75 movements, it requires a high degree of concentration and training. The original Kase form has 2 Kiai; others have all the 7 Kiai of the Heian Kata.

The kata deviates from the Heian Kata in 5 techniques (turns in Heian Sandan, arms in Heian Godan and hips instead of Manji Uke, backwards Kakiwake-Uke Heian Yondan, Shuto and Haisho-Uke Jodan, Gedan Barai Gyaku-Tzuki in Heian Nidan).

A physically and psychically very demanding kata

Kanku Oi Kumi

Looking towards heaven

Shotokan-Ryu

Fudokan

Compilation from Kanku Dai, Sochin und Enpi. Developed in

1971 by Enoeda. Performed by Shirai in 1992.

Taiji Shodan

Fudokan Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga and included in the Fudokan Ryu in 1986 as a sign of respect for his teacher Taiji Kase. Embusen is in the form of the letter T for Taiji (Kase)

Taiji Nidan

Fudokan Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga and included in the Fudokan Ryu in 1996 as a sign of respect for his teacher Taiji Kase.

Taiji Sandan

Fudokan According to Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga details of this kata have not yet been published.

Meikyo Nidan

Clear mirror two

Eye

Water

Rohai

Suigetsu

Mei Suje

Fudokan

Meikyo Nidan was interpreted by Yamaguchi based on the Rohai Kata. It teaches fighting at a close distance to the opponent. According to Shihan Dirk Heene, 8. Dan, it cannot be traced directly back to Funakoshi and is not part of Shotokan Karate.

Altogether there are in Shotokan and. Fudokan Ryu three versions of Meikyo Nidan: the Asai form, the “classic” form and the Jorga form. These are all derivations of the very long Rohai Kata, all are most similar to the Matsumura Rohai. There are many variations of the Rohai Kata itself.

The version by Tetsuhiro Asai is taught in Germany by Efthimios Karamitsos, but according to Asai there is only one Shotokan Meikyo, known as the Nidan form; also known as Mei Suje (Mei = eye Suje = water) or Suigetsu.

A defensive stance on one leg with at the same time gedan and jodan blocks are indications of the Chinese origins of the kata.

Many Uke with open hand, a stance on one leg with simultaneous gedan and jodan defence, ,

Tate-Tsuki techniques

Teaches fighting at a close distance to the opponent

Meikyo Sandan

Clear mirror three Rohai Fudokan

Was introduced in Egypt in 1998 by Yamaguchi and has not yet been documented. Documentation will be published in the near future.

The kata is taught by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga (and also by Asai).

The kata is a derivation of the Rohai Kata, where Meikyo Shodan is attributed to Shotokan, Meikyo Nidan to Goyu Ryu and Fudokan and Meikyo Sandan to Shito Ryu and trained in these Ryu.

Meikyo Sandan consists of elements from the Shotokan, Shito-Ryu and Goju-Ryu and Okinawa-Te styles.

Structure of the kata: initial sequence, Kokutsu-Dachi-, Neko-Ashi-Dachi- and Kiba-Dachi sequence, closing sequence.

According to Jorga the 360° jump with Shuto Uke in Kokutsu-Dachi can be repeated up to 3 times, in order to comply with the Embusen.

Teaches how to shift the center of gravity to different heights

Washi No Maai

Flight of the eagle

Washi Emergency Never

Fudokan Fudokan

Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga and included in the Fudokan Ryu in 1982.

Consists of elements from Shotokan, Shito-Ryu, Goju-Ryu and Okinawa Te.

Wingbeat of the eagle

Setsu Bama Yama

Flower on the snow-covered peak of the mountain

Fudokan

(Settsu Bama Yama, Sacu Bema)

Fudokan

Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga and included in the Fudokan Ryu in 1983. Teisho Kata.

Combines the four mountains

Naka Yama: center or middle of the mountain

Nishi Yama: western mountain

Sugi Yama:   mountain of the pine trees

Higashi Yama: eastern mountain = Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga

Arashi

Appearance of a storm Fudokan Fudokan According to Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga details of this kata have not yet been published.

Kitei Shodan

A Fukugo Kata. A synthesis of Kumite and Kata (Kitei).

Fudokan

Kitei was developed and first performed for the 8. ITKF world championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1996.

The Kitei Kata is specially trained for the competition discipline Fuku-go. The Kitei is the product of inputs from several grand masters and shows content from the following styles: Shotokan Nishiyama and Shirai, Gojo-Ryu: Kisaki, Shorin-Ryu Kempo: Richard Kim and Shito-Ryu: Mabuni.

Kitei is a kata which was specially developed for the competition discipline Fukugo

Kitei Nidan

Higashiyama Sensei

A Kata Fukugo

Fudokan

Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga and first introduced at the Europeam Fudokan Championship at Crakow, Poland 12th November 2016.

Synthesis of Fudokan kata

Kaminari

lighting, thunder

Fudokan Fudokan

Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga in 1981; in 1986 included in the Fudokan Ryu and demonstrated to Kase and Nishiyama in Budapest in 1986.

The only kata to include a forward roll and a concluding technique. The Kaminari Kata is only taught in Fudokan Karate. It is named after the saying of the famous Zen teacher Takuan “Kan ni hatsu o irezu”.

In Fudokan the kata is part of the requirements for the examinations for the 4. and 5. Dan.

Pinan Shodan (Gichin Funakoshi Sensei) Fudokan Fudokan

The origins of the kata can be traced back to Gichin Funakoshi. Developed by Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga and included in the Fudokan Ryu in 1983..

Shiryki

Fudokan According to Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga details of this kata have not yet been published.
Tobi Tori

Feuervögel

Fudokan According to Prof. Dr. Ilija Jorga details of this kata have not yet been published.

Rohai

Meikyo Shotokan

The origin of the Meikyo kata. In Shotokan there are 4 forms or variations of Meikyo with Gedan-Barai, Gedan-Barai, Uchi-Uke and Gedan-Barai, Uchi-Uke, Age-Uke and with one or two Kiai. There are also versions in Shito Ryu and Wado Ryu

Rohai versions: Shodan, Nidan, Sandan and Matsumura, etc.

Matsumura No Passai

Bassai Dai Shotokan

Old form of Bassai Dai, other forms also Bassai (Passai) Dai, Sho - including Itosu, Matsumura, Yabu, etc.

Wanshu

Flight of the swallow Enpi Shito Ryu

One of the oldest katas in the Shotokan-Ryu,

Wanshu was the name of a Chinese master of martial arts

Yonrei The 4 mountains or master Fudokan The Yonrei Kata is only taught in Fudokan Karate. It includes many old techniques from the Chinese white crane style. The 4 mountains
Other Fudokan Kata Fudokan Bassai Oi Komi, Tekki Oi Komi, Teisho-No-Kata


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