At each level a student learns a new Kata: a prescribed sequence of movements simulating combat with one or more imaginary opponents.  As students advance in rank, they learn new Kata, and are also expected to perform their earlier Kata with more precision and better technique.

There are many more Kata than those listed here – these are the minimum required.

From To Kata
White Yellow Stripe Taikyoku Shodan (No video)
Yellow Stripe Yellow Heian Shodan
Yellow Orange Heian Nidan
Orange Green Heian Sandan
Green Purple Heian Yondan
Purple Purple (2) Heian Godan
Purple (2) Brown Tekki Shodan
Brown and Beyond Bassai Dai
Kanku Dai

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