Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Roku

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Roku

This page provides instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Roku. This kata is also known as kihon kata 6. The demonstration video and written instructions below will help you to master this Karate kata.

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Demonstration Video for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Roku

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 Roku

  • “Kihon Sono Roku, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ichi: Move your right leg into kake ashi dachi and strike jodan yoko tettsui backward.
  • Ni: Pivot on your feet into sanchin dachi and strike chudan gyaku tsuki – ibuki.
  • San: Grab with your left hand then strike right chudan shita tsuki – kiai.
  • Chi: Move your right leg backward into kake ashi dachi and strike jodan yoko tettsui backward.
  • Go: Pivot on your feet into sanchin dachi and strike chudan gyaku tsuki – ibuki.
  • Roku: Grab with your left hand then strike right chudan shita tsuki – kiai.
  • Shichi: Step forward into left zenkutsu dachi and strike morote tsuki – ibuki.
  • Hachi: Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi and strike yama tsuki – ibuki.
  • Ku: Grab with your left hand, strike right tettsui oroshi ganmen uchi, 
  • Grab with both hands and strike left hiza geri – kiai.
  • Put your foot down forward into han zenkutsu dachi, kameate.
  • Ju: Perform mawatte into kokutsu dachi and strike shuto mawashi uke – ibuki.
  • Ishi: Move your right leg into kiba dachi 45°, block shuto chudan soto uke and strike seiken furi uchi.
  • Ni: Pivot your feet into right zenktsu dachi and grab with both hands. 
  • Step forward, then pivot 180° on your left leg into left zenkutsu dachi. 
  • Strike right hiza geri – kiai. Put your foot down forward into han zenkutsu dachi, kameate.
  • “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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