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Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Heian Sandan

This Saturday we start Heian Sandan (平安三段), the third kata in our regular syllabus. The Heian kata came to Japan from Okinawa, where Funakoshi Sensei gave them their Japanese name. Heian means “peace and safety.” These kata were developed from the advanced kata to play the same role we use them for today: as a gateway into karate training for beginners. Heian Sandan introduces […]

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Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Heian Nidan

On December 12th, we began practicing the kata Heian Nidan (平安二段), the second kata in our regular syllabus. The Heian kata came to Japan from Okinawa, where Funakoshi Sensei gave them their Japanese name. Heian means “peace and safety.” These kata were developed from the advanced kata to play the same role we use them for today: as a gateway into karate training for beginners. […]

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Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Heian Shodan

We’ve returned to the beginning of the cycle! Saturday, November 14th, we will begin practicing the kata Heian Shodan (平安初段). This is the first kata in our regular syllabus, the one we all begin learning at the start of our training. It’s an excellent opportunity for even beginning students to attend the Saturday classes — and for those with […]

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