British Wadokai Shiai Kata
Shiai-kata within British Wadokai are purely for the competition circuit and/or for personal interest & learning, etc.
SHINSEI KATA – 新生形
‘Pure heart’, ‘new beginning’. A Kata developed by Mabuni-Kenwa and practised within numerous schools of Karate.
JUROKU-NO KATA – 十六之形
‘Sixteen’. Refers to the ‘Inner Transmission 16 Form’. Also translates as 16-points. A Kata, developed by Karate master Mabuni-Kenwa.
SEI-EN-CHIN KATA – 制引戦形
‘Calm within the storm’, ‘storm within the calm’, or ‘calm without a storm’. Other translations include ‘control’, ‘suppress’, ‘war form’, and more commonly, ‘pull/pulling’, ‘rip & tear’. An Okinawan Kata, with roots from
the Chinese Hsing-i system, developed by Higaonna-Kanryo and practised within numerous Karate schools. Seienchin uses techniques to grasp, tear, unbalance, sweep, and takedown, etc.
SEISAN – 十三形
‘Thirteen’. A Kata developed by Karate master Matsumura-Soken. Depending on the written Kanji, Seisan can be translated into numerous interpretations. However, the translation of ‘thirteen’ is the more popular.