Shitei Kata – ‘Designated Kata’ are required for ‘Kyu-Grade’ exams; and introduce different concepts, at each level.

SHITEI KATA KANJI KIAI 1 KIAI 2 COUNT
Heian Shodan 平安初段 9 17 21
Heian Nidan 平安二段 11 26 26
Heian Sandan 平安三段 10 20 20
Heian Yondan 平安四段 13 25 27
Heian Godan 平安五段 12 19 23
Tekki Shodan 鉄騎初段 15 29 29