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.

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
11. Jitte
12. Hangetsu
13. Enpi
14. Gangaku
15. Jion
17. Kanku Sho
20. Sochin

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.


What’s New

Version 1.2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- 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

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sergioantonius ,

Serves the purpose

It is always recommended that you train at a dojo; therefore, an app is just a reminder of the steps for training by yourself. This app does a good enough job at that. The basic structure and features of this app are great. The example poses could be a lot better though and it would not have been difficult to make sure the poses look adequate. Proper Shotokan stances are longer and lower.

Mushisan83 ,

Great for reference!

Usually I take a book to look up moves on a kata that I am working on but this is better. I can use my phone to look up most katas and not have to worry about the page being lost. Also being able to switch what side I am looking at helps, usually staring at the back of an instructor is how I go through them in class but able to turn the picture around to get a look at arms and where they should be is great!

Mellacita ,

Add a move forward button

Please consider adding a button or shortcut that moves you backward or forward through the steps. There is big yellow frame areas that could be used for this purpose. If you imagine yourself using this app, having to learn the kata, this functionality would be a big help. Some more black belt katas would be great too.

App Privacy

The developer, MFLI Studios, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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