BryantsKarate

Sanchin; Goju Ryu

This kata emphasizes straight techniques and breathing control.  The stances used are sanchin dachi with the toes turned in and the pelvis tilted up.

Seisan; Shorin Ryu

This kata emphasizes straight forward stances fighting multiple opponents and using rapid techniques with rapid fire power.

Seiuchin; Goju Ryu

This kata emphasizes a strong stance in which the feet are a little wider than shoulder width and the feet are pointed on 45-degree angles.  It also stresses reinforced punches and blocks.  This is the only kata with no kicks.

Naihanchi; Shorin Ryu

This kata emphasizes fighting along a wall in nai hanchi.  The movements are in a lateral direction. It is also know for it's iron horse stance and fake kicks.

Wansu; Shorin Ryu

This kata is also known as the dumping form because of the throw it has in it.  This kata also starts and ends in different places.

Chinto; Shorin Ryu

Got it's name from Master Chinto.  This kata introduces the flying front kick, a spinning block, and the chinto pivot.  It is also hard to perform while keeping good balance.

Kusanku; Shorin Ryu

Got it's name from Master Kushanku.    It uses a lot of open hand techniques.

Sunsu; Tatsuo Shimabuku

This is the only kata that Master Shimabuku made on his own.  It is nicknamed "Strongman Kata" because strong man was Shimabuku's nickname.  It is the most difficult to perform and has the things Shimabuku thouhgt were best for the kata.