Kata defines a style and is the bridge to prompt and effective disarmament . . .
chang moo kwan kata
The Ki-bone and Pyan-dan Kata, along with the first Chulgi and the first Chang Moo, comprise The Twelve, a set of indigenous Chang Moo Kwan forms taught by Nam Suk Lee during the last years of his life in San Pedro, California and acknowledged by him as original. The Twelve are required learning for shodan rank. Subsequent forms are tools for black belt study and advancement.
Chulgi E ( Video )
Chulgi Som ( Video )
Chulgi Sa ( Video )
Chulgi O ( Video )
Chang Moo Nidan ( Video )
Chang Moo Sandan ( Video )
Chang Moo Yondan
Chang Moo Godan
15 Chang Moo Kwan Fighting Techniques ( Video )
The Aikido 15 Basics are the core principles of Tomiki Aikido, and all other kata are applications of principle that flow from it. A keen understanding of the 15 Basics is necessary for shodan rank as well as precursors that introduce it and applications that help unlock its treasures. Core forms are those required for the rank of shodan. Subsequent forms are tools for black belt study and advancement.
Core forms are those required for the rank of shodan. Subsequent forms are tools for black belt study and advancement.
cheonjikido dojo kata
These ten forms comprise a set unique to our dojo, those that reflect a dual heritage that comes through Tomiki Aikido and Chang Moo Kwan (both of which are important in North Carolina martial arts history) and tie our study back to the curriculum Sensei Boyd was required to study for his first shodan rank. These are simply tools for black belt advancement and are supplements to The Twelve and the 15 Basics, not substitutions. Below, one can find links to pdf charts (first note the PDF Kata Key) The bold-faced elements in each chart represent necessary and appropriate changes from the kata as they were formerly practiced under the banner of Teashikido. Each kata also has a link to a video demonstration.
other traditional kata
The following list comprises old traditional forms that are useful for study and application, not demonstration and performance. These are simply tools for black belt advancement. The style tradition from which these forms have been preserved is noted in parentheses.