Instructions for Heian Yondan - International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata
This page will help you to learn the International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Yondan (also known as Pinan Yondan). 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 Yondan
Written Kata Instructions
- Musubi dachi
- Heiko dachi
- Pivoting 90 degrees left, neko ashi dachi left hand shuto uke, right hand open hand rising block level with right ear
- Pivoting 180 degrees right, neko ashi dachi right hand shuto uke, left hand open hand rising block level with left ear
- Turning 90 degrees left stepping forward with left foot zenkutsu dachi gedan juji uke
- Stepping forward with right foot neko ashi dachi right hand morote soto uke Left foot steps forward to heisoku dachi and fists rest on right hip
- Left hand yoko tetsui, left maegeri landing in left foot forward zenkutsu dachi right elbow strike to left palm
- Right foot slides to the left heisoku dachi and fists rest on left hip
- Right hand yoko tetsui, right maegeri landing in right foot forward zenkutsu dachi left elbow strike to right palm
- Pivoting to left foot forward zenkutsu dachi left hand open hand rising block level with forehead and right hand open shuto strike level with forehead
- Stepping forward right mae geri landing in hooked stance right uraken KIAI
- Pivoting 225 degrees to left neko ashi dachi left hand soto uke
- Stepping forward right mae geri, right hand chudan zuki, left hand gyaku zuki
- Pivoting 90 degrees to right neko ashi dachi, right hand soto uke
- Stepping forward left mae geri, left hand chudan zuki, right hand gyaku zuki
- Pivoting 45 degrees to left stepping forward left neko ashi dachi left hand morote soto uke
- Stepping forward with right foot neko ashi dachi right hand morote soto uke
- Stepping forward with left foot neko ashi dachi left hand morote soto uke
- Both hands open, reaching up and pulling down slapping against right knee strike KIAI
- Pivoting 225 degrees to left neko ashi dachi left hand shuto uke
- Stepping to right with right foot landing in right neko ashi dachi right hand shuto uke
- Heiko 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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