Grand Master Nagamine chose eighteen kata for Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu. Today these kata continue to be taught to Matsunoki students by Sensei Lisa & Sylvain Shank. Kata is executed one way. A white belt’s technique when executing Fukyugata Ichi will be different than a green belt or a black belt. Over time as you progress in your training, you begin to adopt the techniques to your abilities. Hanshi Grant says, “Kata does not teach you how to fight. It teaches you how to move.” Here is a brief description of the eighteen kata of Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu.
“Kata does not teach you how to fight, it teaches you how to move.”
HANSHI FRANK GRANT