Learn World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Hachi

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Hachi

This page provides instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Hachi. This kata is also known as kata 8. 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 Hachi

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 Hachi

  • “Kihon Sono Hachi, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ichi: Start in jodan kamae and kick right ushiro geri – kiai backward.
  • Ni: Put your foot down backward and strike shuto jodan uchi uke, grab with your right hand and strike tettsui oroshi ganmen uchi – kiai.
  • San: Strike left hiza geri – kiai.
  • Chi: Pivot 180° on your right foot into left kokutsu dachi, shuto mawashi uke – ibuki.
  • Go: Step forward into right kiba dachi and strike uraken mawashi uchi.
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi 45° while striking seiken gyaku tsuki.
  • Roku: Grab with both hands and strike left hiza geri – kiai. Put your foot down forward into left han zenkutsu dachi 45°, kamaete.
  • Shichi: Step forward into left kiba dachi and strike uraken mawashi uchi.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi 45° while striking seiken gyaku tsuki.
  • Hachi: Grab with both hands and strike right hiza geri – kiai.
  • Put your foot down forward into right han zenkutsu dachi 45°, kamaete.
  • Ku: Block left shuto jodan uke, move your right foot to the left, then your left foot backward to the right in order to pivot 180° into right kiba dachi. During the movement, perform a throw with your right hand (the whole sequence is similar to the judo throwing technique seoi nage).
  • Strike left seiken gedan tsuki, then right seiken gedan tsuki – kiai.
  • Jû: Move your right foot forward into right han zenkutsu dachi 45°, kamaete – ibuki.
  • Ichi: Step forward into left kiba dachi, strike uraken mawashi uchi and block seiken gedan barai.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi 45° while striking seiken gyaku tsuki.
  • Ni: Step forward into right kiba dachi, strike uraken mawashi uchi and block seiken gedan barai.
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi 45° while striking seiken gyaku tsuki.
  • San: Perform kake ashi dachi, jodan kamae and kick right kansetsu geri.
  • Put your foot down into transition stance and strike right uraken sayu ganmen uchi.
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • Chi: Kick left mae geri and put your foot down forward.
  • Step forward into kake ashi dachi, pivot on your feet into right kiba dachi and strike jodan yoko tettsui.
  • Go: Grab with both hands, strike left hiza geri – kiai and put your foot down forward into left han zenkutsu dachi, kamaete.
  • Roku: Perform mawate into right kokutsu dachi, shuto mawashi uke – ibuki.
  • Shichi: Move your right foot into right zenkutsu dachi and point with seiken jodan gyaku tsuki.
  • Strike seiken jodan oi tsuki, seiken chudan gyaku tsuki and seiken chugan oi tsuki – kiai.
  • Hachi: Step forward into left 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 - 06/03/15



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