below the word (type) (Japanese has no plural form, but we often talk about it anyway kata's) we understand an individual style exercise with a series of predetermined movements, performed against 4 until 8 imaginary opponents, attacking from different directions. There are more than 100 the word in modern karate (all styles together). They form, as it were, the 'encyclopedia’ of karate, because all techniques occur in it. They mainly consist of punches- and kicking techniques, movements and body twists. Of the word have a fixed shape, they follow a certain basic pattern and usually have a symbolism (e.g. "storm the fortress", 'the half Moon', "rider on horseback", "the flight of the swallow", "the crane", "hands in the clouds", "ten hands", 24 directions). From term bunkai is used as one (parts of) a the word runs with one or more actual opponents. Often to clarify the kata during class or simply as a demonstration in front of an audience.

Walking and exercising the word is very important for the basic formation of one's karate. Of the word however, those taught vary by karate style. That's how come Genseiryu Others the word for example if Shotokan of Wado Ryu. and/or punching techniques are repeated over and over in each direction Genseiryu Karate the Netherlands are, among other things,. the below the word learned.

In the the word-descriptions below, a global schematic representation of the gait pattern is always shown. It should be clearly stated that this is only a very general representation, as an aid. If the exact position of the feet were always displayed, the drawing would become too complicated to be able to read anything meaningful out of it. In any case, you should, if you perform all positions perfectly, end up exactly at the same position where you put the the word began. That position is represented in the drawing with the small feet. So look before you start with the exercise where you stand and check your position after finishing the exercise the word. PAY ATTENTION: the descriptions are a HELP resource. They are by no means intended to teach someone a kata from scratch. You do that best in one dojo, in a karate teacher's class.

The starting position is always Heisoku-dachi. Sometimes this is done first to the starting position Heiko-dachi passed, before the the word begins (in that case, that foot is moved to Heiko-dachi, which will be moved first in the kata), but sometimes also directly from Heisoku-dachi started.

    • Gensei Shodan
    • Ten-i no Kata
    • Chi-i no Kata (Shitei kata KBN)
    • Jin-i no Kata
    • Naihanchi(sometimes too: I love you)
    • Bassai Dai
    • Sansai no Kata (Shitei kata KBN)
    • Koshokun Sho
    • Koshokun Dai
    • Bassai Sho
    • The bath
    • Tai-i no Kata
    • To-i no Kata

N.B.: Shitei kata are 'compulsory kata'. Of KBN has designated two kata for Genseiryu as Shitei the word: Chi-i no kata in Sansai.