This page provides you with written instructions and videos for Shotokan Karate Kata 5 - Heian Godan. This is one of the Shotokan katas for color belt (non-black belt) Karate students. These instructions will help you to prepare for your next Shotokan Karate belt test.
Turn left 90 degrees, step out left back stance, left middle inside block
Remain in place, right middle reverse punch
Turn right 90 degrees, pivoting on left foot, draw right foot into left, informal attention stance, left middle hook punch slowly
Turn right 90 degrees, step forward right back stance, right middle inside block
Remain in place, left middle reverse punch
Turn left 90 degrees, pivoting on right foot, draw left foot into right, informal attention stance, right middle hook punch slowly
Step forward right back stance, right middle augmented block
Step forward left front stance, bring both fists to right hip, then downward x-block
Remain in place, bring crossed fists to chest, then upper x-block (open hand)
Remain in place, twist hips right 45 degrees, wrists remain touching, rotate palms to face each other, then pull hands to right hip, wrists remain touching
Remain in place, left middle hammer-fist strike
Step forward right front stance, right middle lunge punch, yell Kiai
Turn left 270 degrees, pivoting on the left foot, horse riding stance, right downward block, to the right
Remain in place, left middle vertical knife-hand block, to the left, slowly
Turn left 90 degrees, pivoting on left foot, right middle crescent kick
Turn left 90 degrees, pivoting on left foot, horse riding stance, right middle front elbow strike into left palm
Bring left foot behind right, cross stance, right middle augmented block, to the right
Turn left 90 degrees, straighten right leg, extend left leg forward about one foot in length, toes touching ground, punch straight up behind head with right fist, left fist remains in contact with right elbow
Bring right leg rapidly to left, jump off left foot, draw knees high, turn left 90 degrees in the air and land right low cross stance, draw both fists to waist during jump, then downward x-block on landing
Turn right 90 degrees, pivoting on the left foot, step forward right augmented front stance, right middle augmented block
Turn left 180 degrees, pivoting on both feet, left augmented front stance, right downward palm-heel strike, simultaneously left upper sweeping block
Feet remain in place, shift weight back, left back stance, left downward block, simultaneously right upper inside block behind head
Turn right 90 degrees, pivoting on the left foot, draw left foot to right, informal attention stance, arms remain in place
Turn left 90 degrees, pivoting on the left foot, step forward right augmented front stance, left downward palm-heel strike, simultaneously right upper sweeping block
Feet remain in place, shift weight back, right back stance, right downward block, simultaneous left upper inside block behind head
Pull right foot back into ready position, facing same direction as start
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