Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Yon

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Instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Yon

This page provides instructions for World Oyama Karate Kata - Kihon Sono Yon. This kata is also known as kihon kata 4. 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 Yon

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 Yon

  • “Kihon Sono Yon, Yoi” – into fudo dachi.
  • Ishi: Move your right foot into heisoku dachi and put your left fist beside your right ear (ikite). 
  • Strike left uraken sayu ganmen uchi, then kick left yoko geri. 
  • Put your foot down to the left into zenkutsu dachi and strike chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • Ni: Step back into heisoku dachi and put your right fist beside your left ear. 
  • Strike right uraken sayu ganmen uchi, then kick right yoko geri. 
  • Put your foot down to the right into zenkutsu dachi and strike chudan gyaku tsuki.
  • San: Turn you head at your left and strike left uraken sayu ganmen uchi.
  • Step back into heisoku dachi, move your right leg forward
  • Pivot on your feet into kiba dachi while striking right tate‐ken (it is a jun tsuki executed on the side).
  • Chi: Move your left leg forward and pivot on your feet into kiba dachi while striking left tate‐ken.
  • Go: Move your right leg forward into zenkutsu dachi
  • Strike sanbon tsuki (oi jodan tsuki, gyaku gedan tsuki and oi chudan tsuki).
  • Perform mawatte into kiba dachi and strike jodan yoko tettsui – kiai.
  • Roku: Move your right leg forward and pivot on your feet into kiba dachi while striking right tate‐ken.
  • Shichi: Move your left leg forward and pivot on your feet into kiba dachi while striking left tate‐ken.
  • Hachi: Move your right leg forward into zenkutsu dachi and strike sanbon tsuki – kiai.
  • Ku: Perform mawatte into kiba dachi and strike jodan yoko tettsui.
  • Move your left foot to switch into zenkutsu dachi and strike 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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