Goju-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Chudan

Goju-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Chudan

This page provides videos and instructions for Goju-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Chudan. This is one of the entry-level karate katas for Goju-Ryu students. This kata name means “First Cause Middle Level”.

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Demonstration of Goju-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Chudan

Written Kata Instructions for Goju-Ryu Taikyoku Chudan

  • Attention stance
  • Step forward with right foot, turn left 90 degrees into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle block
  • Step with right foot into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle punch
  • Step with right foot, turn right 180 degrees into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle block
  • Step with left foot into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle punch
  • Step with left foot, turn left 90 degrees into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle block
  • Step into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle punch
  • Step into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle punch
  • Step into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle punch, yell Kiai
  • Step with left foot, turn left 270 degrees into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle block
  • Step with right foot into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi) and performing right middle punch
  • Step with right foot, turn right 180 degrees into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle block
  • Step with left foot into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle punch
  • Step with left foot, turn left 90 degrees into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle block
  • Step into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle punch
  • Step into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle punch
  • Step into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle punch, yell Kiai
  • Step with left foot, turn left 270 degrees into left immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), left middle block
  • Step with right foot into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle punch
  • Step with right foot, turn right 90 degrees into right immovable or hourglass stance (Sanchin dachi), right middle block
  • Return to attention stance

References

  1. Goju Karate Australia, Kata, http://gojukarateaustralia.com.au/kata.html, Added – 09/12/14

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