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Wado Ryu Kata Requirements

The information presented here is a useful tool, but it does NOT replace the need for a qualified Wado Ryu instructor.  Kata have many possible interpretations which should be explored with your instructor.

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  1-14 Ippon Kata With Photos

First Basic

Second Basic

Third Basic

Omoto Kata With Photos

Kiso Kumite

1-10 Kihon Kumite With Photos

1-6 Teisu-No-Waza With Photos

  Pinan ShodanWith Photos

Pinan Nidan With Photos

Pinan Sandan With Photos

Pinan Yondan With Photos

Pinan Godan With Photos

Nai Han Chi With Photos

Ku Shan Ku With Photos




Bassai With Photos

Jitte With Photos

Jion With Photos

Niseishi With Photos

Rohai With Photos


   Wado Ryu Kata Requirements 
From To Mandatory Kata
Directed by Sensei
Alabama Additional
Alabama Minimum
Time Requirement
White Gold 1-14 Ippon Katas, 
First, Second Basic
32 Hours / 
2 Months 
Gold Orange Pinan Nidan Third Basic
80 Hours / 
5 Months 
Orange Blue Pinan Shodan  
128 Hours / 
8 Months 
Blue Purple Pinan Sandan Omoto Kata
208 Hours / 
13 Months 
Purple Green Pinan Yondan Kiso Kumite
288 Hours / 
18 Months 
Green Third Brown Pinan Godan 1-10 Kihon Kumite
384 Hours / 
24 Months 
Third Brown Second Brown Nai Han Shi  
448 Hours / 
28 Months 
Second Brown
First Brown
 1-6 Teisu-No-Waza
528 Hours / 
33 Months 
First Brown Shodan Ku Shan Ku  
672 Hours / 
42 Months
Shodan Nidan Seishan & Chinto   
Sensei's Option
Nidan Sandan (Perfection of Above)  
Sensei's Option
Sandan Yondan (Perfection of Above)  
USEWF Requirements
(Perfection of Above)
USEWF Requirements
(Perfection of Above)
USEWF Requirements


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