The Kime-no-Kata, "Forms of decision" consists of twenty techniques diveded over two series:
Idori (sitting/kneeling in seiza)
Tachi ai (standing)
Kime no Kata, developed in 1888, is also known as Shinken Shobu no Kata (Combat Forms) and is designed to teach the fundamentals of attack and defense in an actual combat situation, as both names imply. Its twenty techniques include strikes at vital spots, which are all applicable in real-life situations, but are banned in randori. They are divided into two groups, Idori, where the basic position is kneeling, and Tachiai, where techniques are executed in a standing position.