What we practice:

Kata  – Kobudo – Kumite – Taiho Jutsu – Tuite


Kata (Forms) originally were teaching and training methods by which successful combat techniques were preserved and passed on.1

Every system of Karate practice Kata. Some kata are the same some are different some are similar but modified. Yoshukai Karate is a variation derived from Chito Ryu and thus we share similar Kata with them, however our Kata have been modified to improve their effectiveness.

Color Belt Kata: 

  • 27 Movements
  • Zen Shin Ko Tai
  • H-Form 1
  • H-Form 2
  • H-Form 3
  • H-Form 4
  • Shi Ho Hai
  • Gega Sai
  • Seisan
  • Ni Sei Shi
  • Sochin
  • Ro Hai Sho
  • Ro Hai Dai

Black Belt Level Kata:

  • Bassai
  • Ten Shin
  • Chinto
  • Mu Gen
  • San Chin
  • San Shi Ryu
  • Ku San Ku
  • Ryu San



Kobudo – Okinawan Weapons Training

  • Bo Staff
  • Jo Staff
  • Sai
  • Tonfa
  • Nunchuku

Weapons training begins at Brown Belt grade although you will be introduced to the concept earlier in your training.



Kumite – In English, sparring. We spar with each other to practice implementing what we learn in Kata. It is important to be able to translate what we learn into actual fighting situations.

Taiho Jutsu


Taiho Jutsu – In Chris Nelson’s Yoshukai Karate this is what we call two man drills.


Tuite – basically means grabbing/gripping hand. In karate, it is the art of joint manipulation and grappling. While karate does place a strong emphasis on striking, it is also understood that combative situations often involve ‘entanglements’ wherein it would be necessary to manipulate your opponent, causing them pain, dysfunction, and loss of balance.