White Belt 

Taikyoku Circle Block: “Kake Uke”  Featuring Frontal Stance and Palm Heel Strike

Taikyoku Fan Hook:   “Ura Kake Uke”(open hand)  Frontal Stance and Middle Palm Heel Strike

Taikyoku Low Arc:  “Gedan Uchi Barai”  Horse Stance with middle  Palm Heel Strike

Taikyoku Chudan: 

(Chudan block, chudan mae geri, chudan tzuki) Front Stance

 Taikyoku Jodan: 

   (Jodan block, jodan mae geri, jodan tsuki) Front Stance

  Taikyoku Gedan: 

(Gedan Block, yoko geri, gedan tsuki)  Horse Stance

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Green Belt

Ginchoi:  “Fight Fist” also known as “Mountain Giant” (According to Ed Malanoski it is a Chinese word)

Taikyoku series # 1: H Form Varied techniques done with tension and then speed in the second half

Taiyoku Empi Go:( First Elbow Kata) Developed by GM Urban According to “ Entering through the gateway of Goju” pgs 123, 162

Taikyoku Series # 2: H Form; Varied Techniques Featuring Mawashi blocks and Crane stance in the second half

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Purple Belt 

Sanchin:  “3 Battles”(Mind, Body, and Spirit)    The name refers to the conflicts between mind, body and spirit during the practice of this kata.

Tenshoa (Tensho): Rotating Palms (Hands)   Also known as Rokkishu, features soft techniques.

Gekisei Dai Ichi:  “ Attack and Destroy” or “ To Destroy”

Gekisei Dai Ni:  “Attack and Destroy”  or To Destroy”( has soft open hand techniques)

Empi Ha:  “Forms of Elbow “ According to one who attended a workshop with GM Urban, GM Urban developed this kata in his bathroom.

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Brown Belt 

Saifa:“Smash and Tear” or “ To destroy by pounding/pulverizing”

Taikyoku Masho (mawashi) Uke  ich/ni:

 Sanseru:   “36 Hands”or  Movements

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Black Belt 

Shisochin: “ Four Directions/Gates of Conflict” or “To Destroy in Four Directions”

 Seyuenchin: “ Control/Suppress and Pull” or “To Attack and Control/Suppress”

 Sesan:   “13 Hands or Movements” ( 13 Fists)

 Sepei:  “ 18 Hands or Movements”

Kururunfa:  “ Holding Ground” or “Holding on Long and Striking Suddenly” contains grappling techniques

Suparempei: “ 108 Hands or Movements”  most advanced and complex  Goju  kata


Goju Series 1

Goju Series 2

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Weopons Kata 

Siafa with the Bo

Goju Bo

Goju Long Bo

Gekisei Sia with the Sia

Ken No

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