This is the shotokan karate kata reference you have been looking for! A complete reference of the first 15 katas + more.
◆ Each count in each kata has been carefully photographed with respect to the detail important to every karate-ka, from the beginner to the most skilled;
◆ Any technique can be rotated, as each count in each kata has been photographed from 4 different angles (north, south, east, west);
◆ Any count can be looked up in an instance with the thumbnail-mode;
◆ The katas are performed by highly skilled godan and rokudan (5th and 6th dan black belt) karate-ka;
◆ Every count is named according to the official and latest terminology, including technique and stance.
INCLUDED IN THE APP:
1. Heian Shodan
2. Heian Nidan
3. Heian Sandan
4. Heian Yondan
5. Heian Godan
6. Tekki Shodan
7. Tekki Nidan
8. Tekki Sandan
9. Bassai Dai
10. Kanku Dai
17. Kanku Sho
This is the real thing. You will be able to look up any count anywhere, just as in the traditonal kata books, view it from any angle and get on with your training.
The app is made by karate-ka for karate-ka. You will find the most comprehensive, detailed and smart reference out there for your ongoing kata training.
This App is not intended for people not attending a karate-dojo; you will not find any instructions in the app on how to learn karate.
With future updates this app will go with you all the way to Gojushiho Dai.
- User interface updated.
- Updated for iOS 11.
- Optimized for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
- Optimized for iPad displays
- Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Not bad, but...
This is good app with many katas. The major drawback is that the intermediate movements between the positions are not displayed. The app is also very pricy considering there are other good free apps out there for katas. I would recommend the authors to take example on the "hein godan" free app to display all intermediate steps in slow motion. If they implement something similar then the app will deserve 5 stars despite the steep price.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.