The   schools   of   Shito-Ryu   are   using   a   lot   of   Kata   from   different   styles   of   Okinawa.   But   not   all   shools   are   using   the   same   Kata.   So   the   Kata   of Ryuei-Ryu found there way into the Shito-Ryu in the late years of 1970. Mabuni-ha-Shito-Ryu of Kenei Mabuni the first son of Kenwa Mabuni don't use the Kata of Ryuei-Ryu. The Ryuei-Ryu Kata are not part of the original Shito-Ryu from Kenwa Mabuni.
Anker History of Shito-Ryu Until   1922   Karate   was   a   secret   Art,   done   in   Okinawa,   and   only   handed   down   to   member   of   the   own   family   or   a   few   well   known   person.   In Shuri,   the   former   capital   city,   Sokon   Matsumura   did   teach   Karate   of   the   Shorin-Ryu.   One   of   his   students   was   Yasutsune   Itosu,   who   later   did start   to   teach   Karate   at   the   elementary   schools   and   by   doing   this   he   also   finished   with   holding   the   secret.   One   more   master   of   Shuri   was Gichin Funakoshi who did learn with Anko Azato and Itosu. Funakoshi was the own who brought Karate to Japan in the year 1922. Kosaku   Matsumora   was   in   Tomari,   a   city   with   a   harbour   close   to   Shuri.   Todai   there   are   no   schools   of   Tomari-te   known   but   we   find   the   Kata and techniques in the Shorin-Ryu schools of the whole region around Shuri. Kanryo   Higashionna   did   live   in   Naha   and   was   master   of   the   Karate   known   as   Shorei-Ryu,   which   shows   big   difference   to   the   Karate   in   Tomari or Shuri. Also in Naha was Kenri Nakaima, the founder of Ryuei-Ryu. And near Naha in the village Niigaki was the school of Aragaki. As   well   known   Gichin   Funakoshi   did   learn   the   Karate   of   Shuri-te   from   Anko   Azato,   but   did   also   the   Kata   of   Tomari,   before   he   went   to   Tokio for the build the basement of the today Shotokan. With Shoto he did sign his Kalligraphie and the meaning of Kan is house. Chojun   Miyagi   did   learn   the   Art   of   Naha-te   from   Kanryo   Higashionna   and   went   to   Japan   into   the   city   Osaka   where   he   found   the   way   of   Goju- Ryu. Goju-Ryu means hard and soft and Ryu can be translate as style. Kenwa   Mabuni   was   the   one   who   did   learn   Shuri-te   and   Tomarite   from   master   Yasutsune   Itosu   and   Naha-te   from   Kanryo   Higashionna.   Also he   did   learn   the   Kata   of   the   Aragaki   school   and   from   the   chinese   Go   Kenki   the   Art   of   white   crane   Kata   like   Nipaipo,   Haufa,   Happoren   and Hakutsuru.   Kenwa   Mabuni   went   to   Osaka   and   found   the   way   of   Shito-Ryu.   Shito   is   based   by   the   nicknames   of   Itosu   (Shishu)   and Higashionna (Toonna). The name of the style is a kind of honour to this great masters. It   is   said   that   there   was   a   big   friendship   between   Kenwa   Mabuni   and   Chojun   Miyagi,   but   also   Gichin   Funakoshi   was   from   time   to   time   a guest   in   Mabuni’s   Dojo.   From   all   masters   Mabuni   was   the   one   known   for   his   great   knowledge   about   Kata.   There   was   nobody   who   did   study with similar obsession the different Kata of the styles. Also he did develop 8 own Kata, maybe even more. But   not   enough   by   this   Kenwa   Mabuni   was   also   a   great   master   of   Kobudo   and   one   of   the   teachers   of   Taira   Shinken.   A   who   saved   a   lot   of   old Kobudo Kata by making same public. As   Kenwa   Mabuni   passed   away   1956   the   separation   of   the   Shito-Ryu   did   start.   Not   only   his   both   sons   Kenzo   and   Kenei   Mabuni   found   own schools.   Also   other   masters   of   Shito-Ryu   did   create   own   schools   with   own   versions   of   the   Kata   or   did   add   Kata   like   Hayashi   did   with   the   Kata of Ryuei-Ryu. Today well known schools of Shito-Ryu are. Mabuni-ha-Shito-Ryu Seito-Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Tani-ha-Shito-Ryu Hayashi-ha-Shito-Ryu Hokushin-Shito-Ryu Sukunashi-ha-Shito-Ryu Basic   of   the   Shito-Ryu   is   the   authentic   Karate   of   Okinawa   with   the   schools   of   Shuri-te,   Tomari-te,   Naha-te,   the   Aragaki   school   and   the school of white crane from Go Kenki. This makes Shito-Ryu to the greatest and most versatile style of Karate. Shito-Ryu is using more than 60 Kata. More Kata as Shotokan, Goju-Ryu and Wado-Ryu together. If   it   is   the   right   thing   to   have   as   much   Kata   in   a   style   can   be   discussed.   But   on   the   other   hand   nobody   says   that   it   is   necessary   to   master   all these   Kata.   In   fact   the   Shito-Ryu   gives   the   possibility   to   the   students   to   take   a   look   to   the   summary   of   Karate   and   than   to   concentrate   on   a part of Karate which fits mostly. In   view   to   the   history   where   the   contact   between   the   schools   with   exchange   of   techniques   and   knowledge,   especially   between   Mabuni, Miyagi   and   Funakoshi   was   a   normal   thing   it   es   a   pity   that   this   isn't   any   more   today.   It’s   on   the   students   to   change   this.   Like   to   visit   foreign countries they could visit the lessons and stages of the other styles, without to take over their “nationality”. But   a   problem   it   is   if   the   Kata   of   the   Shito-Ryu   style   are   learnt   by   other   students   only   rudimentary   or   only   for   to   use   them   at   tournaments. To   learn   a   Kata   of   style   means   also   to   learn   the   Kihon   of   the   style.   If   a   Kata   will   be   done   with   the   false   Kihon   it   will   gives   a   wrong   impression about the Shito-Ryu to the audience and judges. Especially if they don’t not know the specialities of the Shito-Ryu style. If this will be done again and again it will have the effect hat the wrong way doing the Shito Ryu Kata will be seen as the right way. This   is   definately   not   what   a   style   diserve.   To   avoid   this   it’s   necessary   that   competitors   have   the   serious   interest   to   study   the   authenitc Kihon of the Shito-Ryu style. Of course in case of other styles like Goju Ryu or Shotokan it’s the same.  
Kihon Kata Ichi Kihon Kata Ni Kihon Kata San Kihon Kata Yon Ten no Kata Chi no Kata Heian Shodan Heian Nidan Heian Sandan Heian Yondan Heian Godan Matsukaze
Ananko Bassai Dai Bassai Sho Bassai Matsumura Bassai Tomari Chinte Chinto Chinto Tomari Jiin Jion Jitte Kosokun Dai Kosokun Sho Kushanku Naifanchin Shodan Naifanchin Nidan Naifanchin Sandan Rohai Matsumora Rohai Matsumura Rohai Shodan Rohai Nidan Rohai Sandan Seishan Wanshu Wanshu Tomari
Kururunfa Saifa Sanchin Sanseiru Seienchin Seipai Seisan Shinsei Shisochin Suparimpei Tensho
Gojushiho Niseishi Sochin Unshu
Nipaipo Hakkaku Hakucho Hakufa Hakutsuru Happoren Haufa Shinpa
Aoyagi Happo Sho Juroku Kensho Kenshu Myojo Shinsei Shiho Kosokun
Anan Heiku Pachu Paiho Paiku
The   schools   of   Shito-Ryu   are   using   a   lot   of   Kata   from   different   styles of   Okinawa.   But   not   all   shools   are   using   the   same   Kata.   So   the   Kata of   Ryuei-Ryu   found   there   way   into   the   Shito-Ryu   in   the   late   years   of 1970. Mabuni-ha-Shito-Ryu   of   Kenei   Mabuni   the   first   son   of   Kenwa   Mabuni don't use the Kata of Ryuei-Ryu. The   Ryuei-Ryu   Kata   are   not   part   of   the   original   Shito-Ryu   from   Kenwa Mabuni.
Kihon Kata Ichi Kihon Kata Ni Kihon Kata San Kihon Kata Yon Ten no Kata Chi no Kata Heian Shodan Heian Nidan Heian Sandan Heian Yondan Heian Godan Matsukaze
Bassai Dai Bassai Sho Bassai Matsumura Bassai Tomari Chinte Chinto Chinto Tomari Jiin Jion Jitte Ananko Kosokun Dai Kosokun Sho Kushanku Naifanchin Shodan Naifanchin Nidan Naifanchin Sandan Rohai Matsumora Rohai Matsumura Rohai Shodan Rohai Nidan Rohai Sandan Seishan Wanshu Wanshu Tomari
Kururunfa Saifa Sanchin Sanseiru Seienchin Seipai Seisan Shisochin Suparimpei Tensho
Gojushiho Niseishi Sochin Unshu
Nipaipo Hakkaku Hakucho Hakufa Hakutsuru Happoren Haufa Shinpa
Aoyagi Happo Sho Juroku Kensho Kenshu Myojo Shinsei Shiho Kosokun
Anan Heiku Pachu Paiho Paiku
History of Shito-Ryu Until    1922    Karate    was    a    secret    Art,    done    in    Okinawa,    and    only handed   down   to   member   of   the   own   family   or   a   few   well   known person.   In   Shuri,   the   former   capital   city,   Sokon   Matsumura   did   teach Karate   of   the   Shorin-Ryu.   One   of   his   students   was   Yasutsune   Itosu, who   later   did   start   to   teach   Karate   at   the   elementary   schools   and   by doing   this   he   also   finished   with   holding   the   secret.   One   more   master of   Shuri   was   Gichin   Funakoshi   who   did   learn   with   Anko   Azato   and Itosu.   Funakoshi   was   the   own   who   brought   Karate   to   Japan   in   the year 1922. Kosaku   Matsumora   was   in   Tomari,   a   city   with   a   harbour   close   to Shuri.   Todai   there   are   no   schools   of   Tomari-te   known   but   we   find   the Kata   and   techniques   in   the   Shorin-Ryu   schools   of   the   whole   region around Shuri. Kanryo   Higashionna   did   live   in   Naha   and   was   master   of   the   Karate known   as   Shorei-Ryu,   which   shows   big   difference   to   the   Karate   in Tomari   or   Shuri.   Also   in   Naha   was   Kenri   Nakaima,   the   founder   of Ryuei-Ryu. And near Naha in the village Niigaki was the school of Aragaki. As   well   known   Gichin   Funakoshi   did   learn   the   Karate   of   Shuri-te   from Anko   Azato,   but   did   also   the   Kata   of   Tomari,   before   he   went   to   Tokio for   the   build   the   basement   of   the   today   Shotokan.   With   Shoto   he   did sign his Kalligraphie and the meaning of Kan is house. Chojun   Miyagi   did   learn   the   Art   of   Naha-te   from   Kanryo   Higashionna and   went   to   Japan   into   the   city   Osaka   where   he   found   the   way   of Goju-Ryu.   Goju-Ryu   means   hard   and   soft   and   Ryu   can   be   translate   as style. Kenwa   Mabuni   was   the   one   who   did   learn   Shuri-te   and   Tomarite   from master   Yasutsune   Itosu   and   Naha-te   from   Kanryo   Higashionna.   Also he   did   learn   the   Kata   of   the   Aragaki   school   and   from   the   chinese   Go Kenki   the   Art   of   white   crane   Kata   like   Nipaipo,   Haufa,   Happoren   and Hakutsuru.   Kenwa   Mabuni   went   to   Osaka   and   found   the   way   of   Shito- Ryu.    Shito    is    based    by    the    nicknames    of    Itosu    (Shishu)    and Higashionna   (Toonna).   The   name   of   the   style   is   a   kind   of   honour   to this great masters. It   is   said   that   there   was   a   big   friendship   between   Kenwa   Mabuni   and Chojun   Miyagi,   but   also   Gichin   Funakoshi   was   from   time   to   time   a guest   in   Mabuni’s   Dojo.   From   all   masters   Mabuni   was   the   one   known for   his   great   knowledge   about   Kata.   There   was   nobody   who   did   study with   similar   obsession   the   different   Kata   of   the   styles.   Also   he   did develop 8 own Kata, maybe even more. But   not   enough   by   this   Kenwa   Mabuni   was   also   a   great   master   of Kobudo   and   one   of   the   teachers   of   Taira   Shinken.   A   who   saved   a   lot of old Kobudo Kata by making same public. As   Kenwa   Mabuni   passed   away   1956   the   separation   of   the   Shito-Ryu did   start.   Not   only   his   both   sons   Kenzo   and   Kenei   Mabuni   found   own schools.   Also   other   masters   of   Shito-Ryu   did   create   own   schools   with own   versions   of   the   Kata   or   did   add   Kata   like   Hayashi   did   with   the Kata of Ryuei-Ryu. Today well known schools of Shito-Ryu are. Mabuni-ha-Shito-Ryu Seito-Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Tani-ha-Shito-Ryu Hayashi-ha-Shito-Ryu Hokushin-Shito-Ryu Sukunashi-ha-Shito-Ryu Basic   of   the   Shito-Ryu   is   the   authentic   Karate   of   Okinawa   with   the schools   of   Shuri-te,   Tomari-te,   Naha-te,   the   Aragaki   school   and   the school   of   white   crane   from   Go   Kenki.   This   makes   Shito-Ryu   to   the greatest and most versatile style of Karate. Shito-Ryu   is   using   more   than   60   Kata.   More   Kata   as   Shotokan,   Goju- Ryu and Wado-Ryu together. If   it   is   the   right   thing   to   have   as   much   Kata   in   a   style   can   be discussed.   But   on   the   other   hand   nobody   says   that   it   is   necessary   to master   all   these   Kata.   In   fact   the   Shito-Ryu   gives   the   possibility   to the   students   to   take   a   look   to   the   summary   of   Karate   and   than   to concentrate on a part of Karate which fits mostly. In   view   to   the   history   where   the   contact   between   the   schools   with exchange   of   techniques   and   knowledge,   especially   between   Mabuni, Miyagi   and   Funakoshi   was   a   normal   thing   it   es   a   pity   that   this   isn't any   more   today.   It’s   on   the   students   to   change   this.   Like   to   visit foreign   countries   they   could   visit   the   lessons   and   stages   of   the   other styles, without to take over their “nationality”. But   a   problem   it   is   if   the   Kata   of   the   Shito-Ryu   style   are   learnt   by other    students    only    rudimentary    or    only    for    to    use    them    at tournaments.   To   learn   a   Kata   of   style   means   also   to   learn   the   Kihon of   the   style.   If   a   Kata   will   be   done   with   the   false   Kihon   it   will   gives   a wrong   impression   about   the   Shito-Ryu   to   the   audience   and   judges. Especially   if   they   don’t   not   know   the   specialities   of   the   Shito-Ryu style. If this will be done again   and   again   it   will   have   the   effect   hat   the   wrong   way   doing   the Shito Ryu Kata will be seen as the right way. This   is   definately   not   what   a   style   diserve.   To   avoid   this   it’s   necessary that   competitors   have   the   serious   interest   to   study   the   authenitc Kihon   of   the   Shito-Ryu   style.   Of   course   in   case   of   other   styles   like Goju Ryu or Shotokan it’s the same.
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