Instructions for Heian Shodan - International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata
This page will help you to learn the International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Shodan (also known as Pinan Shodan). For additional Shito-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Shito-Ryu Karate Katas page.
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Video of International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Shodan
Written Kata Instructions
- Musubi dachi
- Heiko dachi
- Turning 90 degrees left neko ashi dachi left hand soto uke, right hand block even with right ear
- Right hand and left switch places – right hand gedan ude uke, left hand block even with right ear
- Turning 90 degrees right heiko dachi left hand yoko tettsui
- Turning 90 degrees right neko ashi dachi right hand soto uke, left hand block even with left ear
- Left hand and right switch places – left hand gedan ude uke, right hand block even with left ear
- Turning 90 degrees left heiko dachi right hand yoko tettsui
- Turning 180 degrees right right foot forward neko ashi dachi, right hand soto uke, right foot mae geri
- Pivot 180 degrees left and land in left foot forward neko ashi dachi, left hand shuto uke
- Stepping forward right foot forward neko ashi dachi, right hand shuto uke
- Stepping forward left foot forward neko ashi dachi, left hand shuto uke
- Stepping forward right foot forward zenkutsu dachi, right hand spear hand thrust, KIAI
- Turning 225 degrees left, left foot forward neko ashi dachi, left hand shuto uke
- Stepping forward with right foot, right foot forward neko ashi dachi, right hand shuto uke
- Turning 90 degrees right, right foot forward neko ashi dachi, right hand shuto uke
- Stepping forward with left foot, left foot forward neko ashi dachi, left hand shuto uke
- Turning 45 degrees left, stepping forward with left foot zenkutsu dachi, right hand soto uke
- Right side mae geri landing with right foot forward zenkutsu dachi, left hand gyaku zuki, left hand soto uke
- Left side mae geri landing with left foot forward zenkutsu dachi, right hand gyaku zuki
- Stepping forward with right foot zenkutsu dachi, right hand morote soto uke
- Turning 225 degrees left zenkutsu dachi gedan barai
- Stepping forward right zenkutsu dachi age uke
- Turning 90 degrees right zenkutsu dachi gedan barai
- Stepping forward left zenkutsu dachi age uke KIAI
- Stepping backward 45 degrees with left foot, turning 45 degrees left hekio dachi
- Musubi dachi
- International Hayashi-ha Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation, Our Katas, http://www.internationalshitoryu.com/aboutus/our-katas/, Added - 05/05/14
- Kata instructions provided courtesy of Cacabelos, http://cacabelos.us/WSKOkatas.html, 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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