Instructions for Shotokan Kata - Taikyoku Sandan (Kihon Kata)

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Instructions for Shotokan Kata - Taikyoku Sandan (Kihon Kata)

This page provides videos and instructions for Shotokan Karate kata - Taikyoku Sandan. These tools will help you prepare for your next belt test. Written step-by-step instructions for this kihon kata are at the bottom of the page.

This kata is similar to Taikyoku Shodan. However, Taikyoku Sandan introduces back stances (Kokutsu Dachi) to students and replaces some low (downward) blocks found in Shodan with inside blocks (Uchi Uke). This introductory kata is used by some Shotokan schools as a tool for lower-level color belt students. Taikyoku Sandan is also known as one of the kihon kata. To master Shotokan Karate katas, you will also have to learn basic Shotokan stances, Karate kicks, Karate blocks, Karate punches, etc.

For other Shotokan katas, please visit the main Shotokan Karate Katas page.

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Written Instructions for Shotokan Kata - Taikyoku Sandan

  • Ready stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left back stance, left inside block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right back stance, right inside block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch
  • Step forward, left front stance, left middle punch
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch, yell Kiai
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left back stance, left inside block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch
  • Turn 180 degrees, right back stance, right inside block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch
  • Step forward, left front stance, left middle punch
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch, yell Kiai
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left back stance, left inside block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right back stance, right inside block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left middle punch
  • Return to ready stance





References

  1. Written instructions for Shotokan Kata Taikyoku Sandan are courtesy of Black Belt Wiki, Added - 12/10/13



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