Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Shichi (or Kihon Sono Nana)

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Shichi (or Kihon Sono Nana)

This page will help you to learn the World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Shichi. This kata is also known as Kihon Sono Nana (or kata 7). 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 Shichi (Sono Nana)

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 Shichi/Sono Nana

  • “Kihon Sono Nana, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ichi: Extend your left leg to the left into transition stance and point oi chudan tsuki.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ni: Step into left kiba dachi 45° and strike seiken oi furi uchi.
  • Pivot your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking seiken gyaku shita tsuki.
  • San: Move your left leg back into heisoku dachi and kick jodan ushiro geri.
  • Put your foot down backward, perform mawatte into transition stance and point oi chudan tsuki.
  • Pivot on your feet into zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Chi: Step into right kiba dachi 45° and strike seiken oi furi uchi.
  • Pivot your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking seiken gyaku shita tsuki.
  • Go: Pivot 90° to the left into han zenkutsu dachi, kamaete – ibuki.
  • Roku: Kick right soto mawashi geri on your left at 45°.
  • Perform kake ashi dachi, chudan yoko geri.
  • Put your foot down forward into transition stance and strike jodan yoko tettsui.
  • Pivot of your feet into right zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Shichi: Kick left soto mawashi geri on your right at 45°.
  • Perform kake ashi dachi, chudan yoko geri.
  • Put your foot down forward into transition stance and strike jodan yoko tettsui.
  • Pivot of your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Hachi: Perform mawatte into right han zenkutsu dachi, kamaete – ibuki.
  • Ku: Step forward into right kiba dachi and block chudan soto uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi 45° while striking seiken chudan tsuki.
  • Jû: Step forward into left kiba dachi and block chudan soto uke.
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi 45° while striking seiken chudan tsuki.
  • Ichi: At 45°, kick right uchi mawashi geri and left mae geri.
  • Put your foot down forward into left transition stance and strike left uraken sayu ganmen uchi (ikite).
  • Pivot on your feet into left zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ni: Perform mawatte at 135° on your right into kokutsu dachi and strike shuto mawashi uke – ibuki.
  • San: Step forward into kake ashi dachi and kick kansetsu geri.
  • Put your foot down forward into transition stance and strike jodan yoko tettsui.
  • Pivot on your feet into right zenkutsu dachi while striking chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Chi: Step backward into left han zenkutsu dachi, 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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