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Taikyoku Shodan (Kihon Kata Ichi)

 

Pattern "enbusen" - bird's eye view

 

 

 

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Attention stance, bow, and come to ready position. (start on red dot on diagram -follow blue line first and then return on black line and finish back on the red dot)


1. Look left, then turn 90 DEGREES to your left into a left front stance and execute a left low block.
2. Step forward into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch.
3. Picking up the front foot (right foot) and turn 180 DEGREES behind you into a right front stance and execute a right low block.
4. Step forward into a left front stance and execute a left middle punch.
5. Look to your left, pick up the front foot (left foot) and pivot 90 DEGREES on your right leg into a left front stance and execute a left low block.
6. Step forward into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch.
7. Step forward again into a left front stance and execute a left middle punch.
8. Step forward again into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch and KIAI!
9. Moving your back leg (left leg) pivot 270 DEGREES on your right leg into a left front stance and execute a left low block.
10. Step forward into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch.
11. Picking up the front foot (right foot) and turn 180 DEGREES behind you into a right front stance and execute a right low block.
12. Step forward into a left front stance and execute a left middle punch.
13. Look to your left, pick up the front foot (left foot) and pivot 90 DEGREES on your right leg into a left front stance and execute a left low block.
14. Step forward into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch.
15. Step forward again into a left front stance and execute a left middle punch.
16. Step forward again into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch and KIAI!
17. Moving your back leg (left leg) pivot 270 DEGREES on you right leg into a left front stance and execute a left low block.
18. Step forward into a right front stance and execute a right middle punch.
19. Picking up the front foot (right foot) and turn 180 DEGREES behind you into a right front stance and execute a right low block.
20. Step forward into a left front stance and execute a left middle punch and KIAI!

Draw back the left leg to ready position (back to the red dot), then come to attention stance, bow, and back to ready position.

Training Tips:
Remember the count/timing: 1-2-pause (moves 1 and 2), 1-2-pause (moves 3 and 4), 1-2-3-4+Kiai and pause (moves 5, 6, 7, and 8), 1-2-pause (moves 9 and 10),1-2-pause (moves 11 and 12), 1-2-3-4+Kiai and pause (moves 13, 14, 15, and 16), 1-2-pause (moves 17 and 18), 1-2+Kiai and pause (moves 19 and 20).


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