Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Ichi

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Ichi

This page provides instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Ichi. This kata is also known as kihon kata 1. 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 Ichi

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 Ichi

  • “Kihon Sono Ichi, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ichi: Extend your left leg to the left into transition stance and strike left uraken sayu ganmen uchi(ikite). 
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ni: Perform mawatte and strike right uraken sayu ganmen uchi while you are into transition stance. 
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • San: Pivot 90° to the left into han zenkutsu dachi, kamaete.
  • Chi: Kick right mae geri, step forward into right han zenkutsu dachi.
  • Go: Kick left mae geri; step forward into left han zenkutsu dachi.
  • Roku: Kick right mae geri, step forward into transition stance (right foot forward) and strike right uraken sayu ganmen uchi. 
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • Shichi: Perform mawatte into left han zenkutsu dachi, kamaete.
  • Hachi: Kick right mae geri, step forward into right han zenkutsu dachi.
  • Ku: Kick left mae geri, step forward into left han zenkutsu dachi.
  • Jû: Kick right mae geri, step forward into transition stance (right foot forward) and strike right uraken sayu ganmen uchi.
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • Ichi: Perform mawatte 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 - 06/01/15



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