Instructions for Goju-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Gedan

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Instructions for Goju-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Gedan

This page provides videos and instructions for Goju-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Gedan. This is one of the entry-level katas for Goju-Ryu Karate students. This kata name means "First Cause Lower Level".

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Demonstration of Goju-Ryu Kata - Taikyoku Gedan

Written Kata Instructions for Goju-Ryu Taikyoku Gedan

  • Attention stance
  • Step forward with the right foot and turn left 90 degrees into 45 degree horse stance, left low block
  • Step with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch
  • Step with right foot, turn right 180 degrees into right 45 degree horse stance, right low block
  • Step with left foot into left 45 degree horse stance, left middle punch
  • Step with left foot, turn left 90 degrees into left 45 degree horse stance, left low block
  • Step forward with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch
  • Step with left foot into left 45 degree horse stance, left middle punch
  • Step forward with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch, yell Kiai
  • Step with left foot, turn left 270 degrees into left 45 degree horse stance, left low block
  • Step with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch
  • Step with right foot, turn right 180 degrees into right 45 degree horse stance, right low block
  • Step with left foot into left 45 degree horse stance, left middle punch
  • Step with left foot turn to the left 90 degrees into left 45 degree horse stance, left low block
  • Step forward with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch
  • Step with left foot into left 45 degree horse stance, left middle punch
  • Step forward with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch, yell Kiai
  • Step with left foot, turn left 270 degrees into left 45 degree horse stance, left low block
  • Step with right foot into right 45 degree horse stance, right middle punch
  • Step with right foot and turn right 90 degrees into right 45 degree horse stance, right low block
  • Return to attention stance


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