Instructions for Heian Sandan - International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata

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Instructions for Heian Sandan - International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata

This page will help you to learn the International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Sandan (also known as Pinan Sandan). For additional Shito-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Shito-Ryu Karate Katas page.

If you have a question regarding a particular movement, please check with your instructor as katas can vary between different Shito-Ryu schools and organizations. If you need help with other Karate techniques (i.e. stances, kicks and strikes), please visit the main Karate section.

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Video of International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Sandan

Written Kata Instructions

  • Musubi dachi
  • Heiko dachi
  • Turning 90 degrees left neko ashi dachi, left hand soto uke
  • Stepping up with right foot to heisoku dachi, left hand gedan barai, right hand soto uke, then left hand soto uke, right hand gedan barai
  • Turning 180 degrees right neko ashi dachi, right hand soto uke
  • Stepping up with left foot to heisoku dachi, right hand gedan barai, left hand soto uke, then right hand soto uke, left hand gedan barai
  • Turning 90 degrees left neko ashi dachi left hand soto uke
  • Stepping up right zenkutsu dachi right hand spear hand thrust, KIAI
  • Pivot 180 degrees sliding right foot to the left, left zenkutsu dachi right hand slaps back of right leg and slides up to small of back
  • Turning 180 degrees stepping forward with left foot, left shikodachi gedan barai
  • Stepping up right zenkutsu dachi chudan zuki
  • Stepping up with left foot and pivoting 180 degrees left heisoku dachi fists on hips
  • Stepping forward with right foot shikodachi fists remaining on hips right elbow block, right uraken
  • Stepping forward with left foot shikodachi fists remaining on hips left elbow block, left uraken
  • Stepping forward with right foot shikodachi right hand yoko tettsui
  • Stepping forward with left foot zenkutsu dachi left hand chudan zuki
  • Stepping forward with right foot heiko dachi
  • Pivot 180 degrees left heiko dachi, left elbow strike to the rear and right punch behind left ear
  • Shuffle to right heiko dachi, right elbow strike to the rear and left punch behind right ear, KIAI
  • Heiko dachi
  • Musubi dachi
  • Rei

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  1. International Hayashi-ha Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation, Our Katas,, Added - 05/05/14
  2. Kata instructions provided courtesy of Cacabelos,, Copyright © Cacabelos 2003 All Rights Reserved. No part of this information may be reproduced without Cacabelos 's express consent. Added - 06/01/14

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