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.

the twelve

  1. Ki-bone IL ( PDF | Video | Bunkai | Vintage Footage )

  2. Ki-bone E ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  3. Ki-bone Som ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  4. Ki-bone Sa ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  5. Ki-bone O ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  6. Pyan-dan IL ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  7. Pyan-dan E ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  8. Pyan-dan Som ( PDF | Video | Bunkai )

  9. Pyan-dan Sa ( PDF | Video )

  10. Pyan-dan O ( PDF | Video )

  11. Chulgi IL ( PDF | Video )

  12. Chang Moo Shodan ( PDF | Video )


subsequent forms

  1. Chulgi E ( Video )

  2. Chulgi Som ( Video )

  3. Chulgi Sa ( Video )

  4. Chulgi O ( Video )

  5. Chang Moo Nidan ( Video )

  6. Chang Moo Sandan ( Video )

  7. Chang Moo Yondan

  8. Chang Moo Godan

  9. 15 Chang Moo Kwan Fighting Techniques ( Video )

  10. Dan Kwon

  11. Kwon Bop

aikido kata

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

  1. Unsoku Foot Movements, 15 Basics Precursor ( Video )

  2. Eight Hand Grabs, 15 Basics Precursor ( PDF | Video )

  3. Aikido 15 Basics ( PDF | Video | Vintage Footage )

  4. Knife Ippon Kumite, 15 Basics Applications ( PDF | Video )

  5. Gun Ippon Kumite, 15 Basics Applications ( PDF | Video )


subsequent forms

  1. Traditional Ippon Kumite ( PDF | Video )

  2. Aikido Dynamic Throws ( PDF | Video )

  3. Koryu-dai Ichi ( PDF | Video )

  4. Koryu-dai Ni ( PDF | Video )

  5. Koryu-dai San ( PDF | Video )

weapons kata

Core forms are those required for the rank of shodan. Subsequent forms are tools for black belt study and advancement.

core forms

  1. Jo Kata Ichi

  2. Jo Kata Ni

  3. Bokken Kata Ichi

  4. Bokken Kata Ni

  5. Bo Kata Ichi


subsequent forms

  1. Jo Kata San

  2. Jo Kata Yon

  3. Jo Kata Go

  4. Jo Kata Roku

  5. Bo Kata Ni

  6. Nepal Army Khukuri Kata

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.

  1. Sip-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video | Rhythm of Reversal )

  2. Gu-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video | Rhythm of Reversal )

  3. Pal-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video | Rhythm of Reversal )

  4. Chil-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video | Rhythm of Reversal )

  5. Yuk-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video | Rhythm of Reversal )

  6. O-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video )

  7. Sa-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video )

  8. Som-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video )

  9. E-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video )

  10. IL-Geup Kata ( PDF | Video )

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.

  1. Heian Shodan (Shotokan)

  2. Heian Nidan (Shotokan)

  3. Heian Sandan (Shotokan)

  4. Heian Yondan (Shotokan)

  5. Heian Godan (Shotokan)

  6. Tekki Shodan (Shotokan)

  7. Tekki Nidan (Shotokan)

  8. Tekki Sandan (Shotokan)

  9. Bassai Dai (Shotokan)

  10. Bassai Sho (Shotokan)

  11. Kanku Dai (Shotokan)

  12. Kanku Sho (Shotokan)

  13. Enpi (Shotokan)

  14. Hangetsu (Shotokan)

  15. Sochin (Shotokan)

  16. Meikyo (Shotokan)

  17. Wankan (Shotokan)

  18. Chinte (Shotokan)

  19. Jion (Shotokan)

  20. Jitte (Shotokan)

  21. Ji'in (Shotokan)

  22. Nijushiho (Shotokan)

  23. Gojushiho Dai (Shotokan)

  24. Gojushiho Sho (Shotokan)

  25. Ten-no (Washin-ryu)

  26. Cheon-ji (Taekwondo)

  27. Naihanchi (Isshin-ryu)