Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono San

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono San

This page provides instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono San. This kata is also known as kihon kata 3. 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 San

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 San

  • “Kihon Sono San, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ichi: Extend your left leg to the left into transition stance to block left jodan uke. 
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ni: Perform mawatte and block right jodan uke 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 zenkutsu dachi, gedan barai.
  • Chi: Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi and block right gedan barai.
  • Go: Step forward into left zenkutsu dachi and block left gedan barai.
  • Roku: Step forward into transition stance (right foot forward) and block right gedan barai.
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • Shichi: Step backward into left zenkutsu dachi and block left chudan soto uke.
  • Hachi: Step backward into right zenkutsu dachi and block right chudan soto uke.
  • Ku: Step backward into transition stance (left foot forward) and block left chudan soto uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki – kiai.
  • Jû: 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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