Instructions for Shorin-Ryu Kata Fukyugata 1 (or Fukyugata Ichi)

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Instructions for Shorin-Ryu Kata Fukyugata 1 (or Fukyugata Ichi)

This section looks at Shorin-Ryu Karate Kata Fukyugata 1 (or Fukyugata Ichi). This section provides video and step-by-step written instructions in order to help you to master this Karate kata.

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Demonstration Video for Shorin-Ryu Kata - Fukyugata Ichi

Written Instructions for Shorin-Ryu Kata - Fukyugata 1

0. Kamai (chokuritsu-fudo-dachi: formal attention stance) - Hands raise directly from sides to solar plexus, palms flat to chest, left hand on top, press hands down to belt level, facing body.
1. 90-degree turn left (face 9:00) to left long stance, left lower technique. Lower down, bring hands to left high-low defend. Pivot on balls of feet, right foot remains in place, left foot steps forward to left long stance, execute left lower technique, right hand chambered against side at chest level.
2. Step into right walking stance, right middle punch. Step forward to right walking stance, execute right middle punch. Left hand chambered against side at chest level.
3. 180-degree turn right (face 3:00) to right long stance, right lower technique. Break down into cat stance (pull right foot back), bringing hands to right high-low defend. Move right foot directly behind you, allowing your hips to face forward so you can place your right foot facing 3:00. Snap hips to right, pivoting left foot on ball, into right long stance, execute right lower technique, chamber left fist against side at chest level.
4. Step into left walking stance, left middle punch. Step forward to left walking stance, execute left middle punch. Right hand chambered against side at chest level.
5. 90-degree turn left (face 12:00) to left long stance, left lower technique. Break down into cat stance, bringing hands to left high-low defend, step left foot diagonally to face 12:00. Snap hips to square, pivot right foot on ball, into left long stance, execute left lower technique, chamber right fist against side at chest level.
6. Step into right walking stance, right middle punch. Step into right walking stance, execute right middle punch, pivot slightly on ball of left foot to allow heel to move inward.
7. Step into left walking stance, left middle punch. See details for 6.
8. Step into right walking stance, right middle punch. See details for 6.
9. 225-degree turn left (face 4:30) into left long stance, left lower technique. Break down into cat stance (pull left foot in), left hand to high defend, right hand punches across body low, body pivots (face 7:30). Bring left foot to right foot then step out to 4:30. Snap hips left to square, pivoting right foot on ball, into left long stance, execute left lower technique, chamber right fist against side at chest level.
10. Step into right walking stance, right upper technique. Step forward into right walking stance (pop up), pass through left high-low defend, right arm passes on outside of left arm to snap up into upper technique.
11. Step directly across (face 7:30) to right long stance, right lower technique. Right foot moves directly toward 9:00, making a line parallel to back of room, to face 7:30 while performing right high-low defend. Snap hips right to square, pivoting left foot on ball, into right long stance, execute right lower technique, chamber left fist against side at chest level.
12. Step into left walking stance, left upper technique. See details for 10.
13. Step directly across (face 6:00) into left walking stance, right middle punch, KIAI. Left foot moves directly toward 3:00, making a line parallel to back of room, to face 6:00. Snap hips left to square, pivoting right foot on ball, into left walking stance, execute right middle punch, chamber left fist against side at chest level. KIAI.
14. Step into right walking stance, left middle punch. Right foot steps forward into right walking stance, left hip cocks back, then snaps forward with left middle punch. Left foot may pivot on ball to allow heel to turn in.
15. Step into left walking stance, right middle punch. See details for 14.
16. Step into right walking stance, left middle punch. See details for 15.
17. 225-degree turn (face 10:30) into left long stance, left lower technique. Break down into cat stance (pull left foot in), left hand to high defend, right hand punches across body low, body pivots (face 1:30). Bring left foot to right foot then step out to 10:30. Snap hips left to square, pivoting right foot on ball, into left long stance (face 10:30), execute left lower technique, chamber right fist against side at chest level.
18. Step into right walking stance, right high punch. Right foot steps forward into right walking stance, execute right high punch, chamber left fist against side at chest level.
19. Step directly across into right long stance (face 1:30), right lower technique. Break down into cat stance (pull right foot in), right high-low defend. Extend right foot directly across toward 3:00, facing 1:30. Snap hips right into right long stance (face 1:30), execute right lower technique, chamber left fist against side at chest level.
20. Step into left walking stance, left high punch. Left foot steps forward into left walking stance, execute left high punch, chamber right fist against side at chest level.
21. Kamai - Hands move directly to solar plexus as left foot steps back to initial kamai position, palms flat to chest, left hand on top, press hands down to belt level.

References

  1. Written Kata Instructions courtesy of Jen White Doom, WSU Karate, Added - 11/18/13






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