Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Go

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Go

This page provides instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Go. This kata is also known as kihon kata 5. The demonstration video and written instructions below will help you to master this Karate kata.

To learn additional Oyama katas, please visit the section focused on World Oyama Karate Katas. For other Karate katas (i.e. Shotokan katas), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

Demonstration Video for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Go

Written Kata Instructions

First of all, I have to mention that there is a particularity that must be understood for the kihon kata. 
If you watch the video, you should notice a transition stance on most move followed with zenkutsu dachi, 
gyaku tsuki. Therefore, this transition stance I will use in my description is similar to han kiba dashi at 45° 
with the front leg standing on the ball of the foot.

Kihon Sono Go

  • “Kihon Sono Go, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ichi: Step backward into left kokutsu dachi and strike shuto mawashi uke.
  • Ni: Kick mae ashi geri and put down your left leg forward into zenkutsu dachi.
  • Strike chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • San: Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi and strike shuto mawashi uke.
  • Chi: Move your right foot back to switch into right kokutsu dachi.
  • Kick mae ashi geri and put down your right leg forward into zenkutsu dachi.
  • Strike chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Go: Step forward into transition stance and block jodan uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Roku: Step forward into transition stance and block chudan uchi uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Shichi: Step forward into transition stance and block gedan barai.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Hachi: Step backward into transition stance and block jodan uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ku: Step backward into transition stance and block chudan uchi uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Jû: Step backward into transition stance and block gedan barai. 
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ichi: Step back into left kokutsu dachi.
  • Ni: Kick mae ashi geri and put down your left leg forward into zenkutsu dachi. 
  • Strike chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • San: Step forward into right han zenkutsu dachi – okuri ashi, kamaete – kiai.
  • “Yame” – step back into fudo dachi

Reference Sources

  1. Written instructions kindly provided by Sensei Mathew, School - Shinshin Kyokushin Karate, Added - 06/01/15


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