All Kata are demonstrated at 'Instructional Speed'.
Pinan Nidan 平安二段
Pinan Shodan 平安初段
Pinan Sandan 平安三段
Pinan Yodan 平安四段
Pinan Godan 平安五段
Seishan 正整 - 十三
Bassai 披塞 - 抜砦
Wanshu 汪楫 - 腕秀
Suparinpei The version of Suparinpei being performed (left) is the 'first' generation of Sensei Katsumi Hakoishi 8th Dan (JKF-Wadokai), which was taught within the UK in 2003 by both Sensei Katsumi Hakoishi and Sensei Kuniaki Sakagami.
Suparinpei. 'One-hundred and eight'. Was introduced to Okinawa from the Fukien Province in China over 100 years ago. Involves fast and slow complex movements with harmonised breathing control. The most advanced of the 13 Goju-ryu Kata developed by Karate master Chojun-Miyagi. Contains 108 fighting movements symbolising, it is said, the 108 desires/temptations (violations) of man, as listed in Buddhist doctrines. However, as there are considered 108 major stunning and killing points on the human body, my personal belief is that this Kata has its origins from the acupoint school originally established by Feng-Yiquan. Additionally, Susruta-Samhita was an Indian medical Sastra of the 2nd century AD. Susruta wrote the book to give information highlighting the ‘108 vulnerable points' on the body.
During the style's very early development this Kata (as with Unsu) was practised by Ohtsuka-Sensei. Later it was dropped, for various controversial reasons, from the school in the early years. However, due to its popularity amongst Wado-ka, it has resurfaced. The Wado version of this Kata was recreated in 2001 by Hakoishi Katsumi 8th Dan and is now practised by many Wado-ka throughout the world.
Although, within the JKF-Wadokai, Suparinpei is very popular, it still undergoes changes and influences; depending on who tends to be involved with the Technical Directorship within JKF-Wadokai. However, British Wadokai practises the version that was first introduced into the UK by Hakoishi Sensei and practised by Sakagami Sensei back in 2003.
British Wadokai’s Shiai-Kata. The Wado Variants of Kata Shinsei, Juroku-no, Seisan, Seienchin. 新生形 - 十六之形 - 正整形 - 制引戦形 These Kata, as with British Wadokai’s Hakoishi-Suparinpei, are NOT syllabus kata, but can be learnt for use in all British Wadokai competitions, to expand personal kata training, or just to simply increase further kata knowledge and interest. SHINSEI KATA - 新生形 'Pure heart', 'new beginning'. A Kata developed by Mabuni-Kenwa and practised within numerous schools of Karate. JUROKU-NO KATA - 十六之形 'Sixteen'. Refers to the ‘Inner Transmission 16 Forms’. Also translates as 16-points. A Kata, developed by the Karate master Mabuni-Kenwa. SEISAN -十三形 'Thirteen'. A Kata developed by Karate master Matsumura-Soken. Depending on the written Kanji, Seisan can be translated into numerous interpretations. However, the translation of 'thirteen' is the more popular. SEI-EN-CHIN KATA - 制引戦形 'Calm within the storm', 'storm within the calm', or 'calm without a storm'. Other translations include 'control’, ‘suppress’, 'war form', and more commonly, ‘pull/pulling'. An Okinawan Kata, with roots from the Chinese Hsing-i system, developed by Higaonna-Kanryo and practised within numerous Karate schools. Seienchin uses techniques to grasp, tear, unbalance, sweep, and takedown, etc.