reading for kicks

encouraging reading . . . and other good habits

"Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered. Those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win."


Beginning Katas

Knowledge of the six beginning katas is necessary for the rank of 3rd Kyu.

Kanji for Heian Shodan

"Peaceful Mind - First Level"

Embusen for Heian Shodan


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Kanji for Heian Nidan

"Peaceful Mind - Second Level"

Embusen for Heian Nidan


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Kanji for Heian Sandan

"Peaceful Mind - Third Level"

Embusen for Heian Sandan


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Kanji for Heian Yondan

"Peaceful Mind - Fourth Level"

Embusen for Heian Yondan


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Kanji for Heian Godan>

"Peaceful Mind - Fifth Level"

Embusen for Heian Godan


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Kanji for Tekki Shodan

"Iron Horse - First Level"

Embusen for Tekki Shodan


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Group A

Knowledge of Group A is necessary for the rank of Shodan.

Kanji for Bassai Dai

"Penetrate a Fortress - Large"

Embusen for Bassai Dai


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Kanji for Empi

"Flight of the Swallow"

Embusen for Empi


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Kanji for Jion

"Love and Goodness"

Embusen for Jion


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Kanji for Kanku Dai

"Look at the Sky - Large"

Embusen for Kanku Dai


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Group B

Knowledge of Group B is necessary for the rank of Nidan.

Kanji for Bassai Sho

"Penetrate a Fortress - Small"

Embusen for Bassai Sho

(not available)



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Kanji for Gankaku

"Crane on a Rock"

Embusen for Gankaku

(not available)



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Kanji for Kanku Sho

"Look at the Sky - Small"

Embusen for Kanku Sho

(not available)



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Kanji for Tekki Nidan

"Iron Horse - Second Level"

Embusen for Tekki Nidan


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Group C

Knowledge of Group C is necessary for the rank of Sandan.

Kanji for Chinte

"Rare Hand"

Embusen for Chinte

(not available)



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Kanji for Ji'in

"Love and Shadow"

Embusen for Ji'in

(not available)



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Kanji for Meikyo

"Bright Mirror"

Embusen for Meikyo

(not available)



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Kanji for Nijushiho

"Twenty-four Steps"

Embusen for Nijushiho


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Kanji for Sochin

"Strength and Calm"

(not available)



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Kanji for Tekki Sandan

"Iron Horse -Third Level"

Embusen for Tekki Sandan


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Kanji for Wankan

"King and Crown"

Embusen for Wankan

(not available)

(not available)



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Group D

Knowledge of Group D is necessary for the rank of Yondan.

Kanji for Gojushiho Dai

"Fifty-four Steps - Large"

Embusen for Gojushiho Dai

(not available)

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Kanji for Gojushiho Sho

"Fifty-four Steps - Small"

Embusen for Gojushiho Sho

(not available)

(not available)



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Kanji for Unsu

"Hands on the Clouds"

Embusen for Unsu

(not available)



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