Video Karate Lessons : Karate Kata Three for Beginners

By Garrison Goodwin 51 comments

How are you doing? My name is Qaeem and on
behalf of Expert Village, I am going to be demonstrating Shorin-Ryu Karate. In Shorin-Ryu
Karate today, I am going to be demonstrating H-Kata3. H-Kata3 has all the blocks and punches
that we have just finished demonstrating. It has the rising block; it has the middle
block and has the low block. It has the high punch, it has the low punch and it has the
middle punch. It also has your forward stance and your horse stance. In this kata you will
see all those movements and those kicks and all that put into one. So when you learn or
you practice, you master all those technique, this is the kata that you are going to do
to practice and put them all together. Once again, you are going to start on the ready
position. You are going to bow, which is also called ?? (050). You are going to start out
in your horse stance, X block, X block down. Then you are going to step left, down block,
forward stance. Stepping forward, you are going to reverse punch with movement into
a forward stance. You are looking over your shoulder because you are coming behind. You
are going to do a downward block with your right arm. Then you are going to go back into
the forward stance stepping forward. Looking over your shoulder, you will be coming down
the middle, stepping forward. Looking over your shoulder, you are going around, you are
going to do the middle block and finish out with a reverse punch. Looking over your shoulder,
middle block, stepping forward, reverse punch, coming back down the center, middle block,
going all the way down looking over your shoulder. Coming around, rising block, stepping forward,
punch, come around, rising block, stepping forward and punch. You are going to finish
off in your horse stance. Come up to the ready position. That is H-Kata3. My name is Qaeem
on behalf of Expert Village, thank you for watching.



Jul 7, 2007, 9:47 am Reply

hm… sorry me, but what kind of shorin is this??


Aug 8, 2007, 8:29 pm Reply

im ok, thanks 🙂
I'm not asking about The Guy, but only a Shorin. It looks familiar to Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate – kata ichi (first ~ten technics). But it's diffrengt. Im just curious.

Laurie Barrow

Sep 9, 2007, 10:20 pm Reply

i recognised two of those blocks being uchi-uki and agi-uki but nothing else

Tom Folk

Nov 11, 2007, 11:21 pm Reply

Katas have a great value when it comes to looking complicated and graceful, and pulling in customers to a karate class, but there is no real combat value to them at all. If you're preparing for a REAL fight, with REAL attackers, who want to hurt you and dont care about following basic form, you're better off training for that with explosive movements and sports specific combat drills. Forget the Karate Kid stuff.

Tom Folk

Nov 11, 2007, 11:23 pm Reply

If you're practicing katas for meditative reasons, then by all means. But if you're learning to defend yourself, this is most likely a waste of time.

Tom Folk

Nov 11, 2007, 1:24 am Reply

I have a degree in martial arts conditioning and sciences.

You really should find another place to learn karate if at all possible, though that might not do much good. Martial arts, like personal training, is an unregulated field. Anyone can buy a black belt from a costume shop and call themselves a "master" and charge people to learn things they just made up. Its tough to find a real teacher.


Nov 11, 2008, 10:31 pm Reply

I can only see middle punches, you stated there would be upper and lower punches.


Jan 1, 2009, 5:19 am Reply

"karate kata three" ? i don't recall hearing about this kata… looks like a pinan though.

Shotokan KarateDo Dojo

Feb 2, 2009, 10:05 pm Reply

Oi tsuki (stepping punch) is not gyaku tsuki (reverse punch).
As far as technical ability I would grade this at 8th kyu (yellow belt).


Mar 3, 2009, 6:16 pm Reply

Is it me or are all his "reverse" punches lunge (spelling) punches?


Mar 3, 2009, 2:02 pm Reply

really bad…

Nathan Douglas

Jun 6, 2009, 12:43 pm Reply

tis is very good


Jul 7, 2009, 2:30 am Reply

hope hes not a black belt

Meritxell Gil

Jul 7, 2009, 10:37 pm Reply

12 years? really????


Jul 7, 2009, 9:54 am Reply

this is not a karate kata. Even though they look almost similar.


Aug 8, 2009, 8:05 am Reply

WTF !!!
first of all that was KATA #1 which is haynshodan
2nd of all he forgot to do a specific move
3rd of all obviously he's white belt lool
and btw am black belt dan 2 so i am positive of what i said !!


Aug 8, 2009, 10:27 pm Reply

what the hell kata was that stance and form white belt standard eeekkk


Aug 8, 2009, 10:49 pm Reply

Well…I'm with Shotokan, and I believe this MISERABLE NOTHING is some sick attempt to come up with some variation of Heian Shodan (Shotokan) or one of The Pinnan katas ( I wouldn't know axactly which Pinnan corresponds to Heian Shodan) of Wado Ryu. In any case, this "Nidan" should remove this from YouTube. This is a disgrace to Karate. I'm pretty sure any serious karateka, regardless of style feels the way I do about this "master" And I feel like throwing up while watching this 🙁


Oct 10, 2009, 1:26 am Reply

I find it very similar to elements from Chon-Ji and Dan-Gun TDK patterns


Oct 10, 2009, 4:43 am Reply

wtf is this

Gavin Greathead

Oct 10, 2009, 9:09 am Reply

i hope you are not taking money from people for this [email protected] you are sooooooo bad, go take up knitting


Nov 11, 2009, 12:38 am Reply

Personally I've just started out in Karate myself, and what I find quite surprising is how he doesn't explain how to use each kata move for a beginner, I've just graded to yellow belt, and I don't do Shotokan myself, but correct me if I'm wrong all Karate styles are different, but come from the same source, surely in any Kata you would do, i'm learning each situation should correspondent to each different kaka surely this is basis for all Martial Arts as well as Karate of all styles is not.

Jeezonie Fitz

Nov 11, 2009, 5:08 pm Reply

Please………….Stop! Dont post tutorial videos.

Janet Ross

Dec 12, 2009, 12:57 am Reply



Mar 3, 2010, 12:23 am Reply

dude ur punches and every thing look weak so it looks crapy if you do alot more sharper movments than it would look slightly better.


Apr 4, 2010, 3:03 pm Reply

i agre with panicusVulgaris

anatomy of a grey

Apr 4, 2010, 9:19 am Reply

however its for beginners

anatomy of a grey

Apr 4, 2010, 9:21 am Reply

but beginners sshould be doing the first kata and breathing

anatomy of a grey

Apr 4, 2010, 9:23 am Reply

almost like this guy is still going through training and showing everyone what he learns


May 5, 2010, 2:58 pm Reply

@PanicusVulgaris this guy is ok but, he looks like he can kick ass in the streets big black guy he probably grew up in the innercity im sure in a real street fight he go hard,some of you guys on here never been in a real street fight, i think he can kick plenty of your asses on natural ability alone and then when he add his karate watch out jack.


Jun 6, 2010, 10:03 pm Reply

@PanicusVulgaris that's exactly what it is sir. I'm glad to see another educated Shotokan practitioner who feels like i do about these expert village idiots. I understand he's "demonstrating" things for us, but he clearly has no idea what he's talking about. The movements he does are close enough to that of which we practice in shotokan that we can easily see he's talking out of his ass 😀

Kyoshi Karl K. Wagner

Jun 6, 2010, 1:50 am Reply

Well…. What can I say? It has all been said already by others. It really is a good attempt for a beginner. One thing I can pick on is that the punches ARE NOT reverse punches. If given the correct term, you could probably call them oi-zuki (lunge punch), but you would have to execute them properly. Best to just call them seiken-zuki (forefist punch).

Kyoshi Karl K. Wagner

Jun 6, 2010, 1:50 am Reply

The reverse punch (gyaku-zuki) is called such because it originates off the BACK leg. If the back leg becomes the FRONT leg along with the punch, it is no longer called as reverse punch.

Kyoshi Karl K. Wagner

Jun 6, 2010, 1:55 am Reply

We call the exercise 'Taikyoko'. Originally composed by Itosu Ankoh for teaching school-children. Our Shuri-ryu standard renders them slightly different. You encourage me to upload a properly executed H-kata. Give me about two or three weeks and you will find my video randition at SHOREIHITO channel.

Peter Leeper

Jul 7, 2010, 12:20 am Reply

yup crap !

Joab Sales

Jul 7, 2010, 4:46 pm Reply

uummmm boiola……..

Matt Salaiz

Sep 9, 2010, 11:18 pm Reply

Haha. No


Oct 10, 2010, 6:49 pm Reply

@kiretebicuke thats because they don't let you know they can do karate!


Dec 12, 2010, 3:18 pm Reply

This looks like a shite version of Wado Ryu's Pinan Nidan. Try learning some karate before you post shit like this!

ear grey

Mar 3, 2011, 3:48 am Reply

ummm! not to sure what to say?? "nidan" ??

Paul Dutton

Apr 4, 2011, 4:18 pm Reply

and no bow to finish? Is he really wearing a blackbelt???


Apr 4, 2011, 1:59 am Reply


Jerome Barlow

Jun 6, 2011, 10:19 am Reply

Hi I'm jerome from the JKA england squad, I practice shotokan karate and I am assuming as said in the description you practice Shorin-Ryu.
However, I'm aware that some parts you have done, don't abide with the basic karate technique, such as your hikite and your stances.
I'm just warning you so you can improve on this.

Arfon Harry Williams

Jun 6, 2011, 10:23 am Reply

I dont mind this nice fella showing persons how to do a kata…but…not under the name' 'expert village'… takes the experts 20/30 years to have that title 'Expert' and even then they dont use it…we see them as the experts…

Lee Turner

Jul 7, 2011, 5:11 pm Reply

Apartment dojo?

Lee Turner

Jul 7, 2011, 5:12 pm Reply

Apartment dojo? tht is NOT a reverse punch already


Aug 8, 2011, 11:38 pm Reply

Brother, your form is off. you need to go back to the basics

Davit Gasanovi

Dec 12, 2011, 7:36 am Reply

all of the katas are for balance and muscle memory…


Aug 8, 2012, 9:59 pm Reply

I study Shorin Ryu karate and he is demonstrating a mix of Taikyoku (aka Fukyugata) Shodan, Nidan, and Sandon….poorly. Very, very poorly. His elbows are coming out on his reverse punches, a mistake white belts usually make and has to be corrected in order to progress (Kihon techniques are ESSENTIAL, after all). His "middle block, or Uchi Uke at our dojo, is too high. Your knuckles should be aligned with your shoulder. He is also not locking his back leg, or in a proper stance.



Mar 3, 2013, 8:35 pm Reply

So you think that if someone has a video on here to teach bomb disarming can do so effectively if they have never done it or only did Would you want to be trained by such a person? This guy probably learned from Bookmaster Daniel-san

Ralph Palomino

Apr 4, 2015, 5:44 pm Reply

Granted he may not have a lot of experience or maybe where he was taught that is how he learned it  (thats another conversation entirely),  but hats off to him that he was willing to post a video of himself for the world to see..

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