Kyokushin Pinan Sono Ichi

Kyokushin Kata – Pinan Sono Ichi

This page provides instructions and videos for Kyokushin Karate Kata – Pinan Sono Ichi. This is a color belt (non-black belt) Kyokushin Karate kata. Written step-by-step instructions for this kata are listed below.

Kyokushin instructors use kata to help students practice certain moves (i.e. kicking techniques, self-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, they use kata for improving a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc. To master many of these kata, Karate students should try to imagine that they are fighting an imaginary opponent. This allows students to practice “offensive” or “defensive” techniques (i.e. strike the imaginary opponent’s neck at the correct height and angle) versus just going through the motions in order to pass a belt test.

For other Kyokushin Karate katas, please visit the main Kyokushin Katas page.

Demonstration Video of Kyokushin Karate Kata – Pinan Sono Ichi

Demonstration Video of Kyokushin Karate Kata – Pinan Sono Ichi


Written Instructions for Kyokushin Karate Kata – Pinan Sono Ichi

  • On the command hajime from the yoi position turn left 90 degrees into left zenkutsu dachi blocking left gedan barai
  • Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi punching right chudan oi tsuki.
  • Move the back foot across and turn 180 degrees to the right into right zenkutsu dachi blocking right gedan barai.
  • Slide the right foot back into neko ashi dachi , strike right tetsui kome kame.
  • Move forward into left zenkutsu dachi and punch left chudan oi tsuki.
  • Bring the left foot across 90 degrees to the left into left zenkutsu dachi and block left gedan barai
  • Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi blocking right seiken jodan uke
  • Step forward into left zenkutsu dachi blocking left seiken jodan uke
  • Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi blocking right seiken jodan uke with kiai
  • Slide the left foot across and turn through 270 degrees into left zenkutsu dachi blocking left gedan barai.
  • Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi punching right seiken chudan oi tsuki
  • Slide the right foot across and turn 180 degrees to the right into zenkutsu dachi blocking right gedan barai.
  • Step forward into left zenkutsu dachi punching left seiken chudan oi tsuki
  • Bring the left foot across 90 degrees to the left into left zenkutsu dachi and block left gedan barai
  • Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi punching right seiken chudan oi tsuki
  • Step forward into left zenkutsu dachi punching left seiken chudan oi tsuki
  • Step forward into right zenkutsu dachi punching right seiken chudan oi tsuki with kiai
  • Slide the left foot across and turn through 270 degrees into kokutso dachi with the left foot to the front. Block left shuto mawashi uke.
  • Step forwards and at 45 degrees into kokutso dachi with the right foot to the front. Block right shuto mawashi uke.
  • Bring your right foot around 135 degrees (180 degrees from the first kokutso dachi position) into right kokutso dachi and block right shuto mawashi uke
  • Step forwards and at 45 degrees into kokutso dachi with the left foot to the front. Block left shuto mawashi uke
  • On the naore command return to fudo dachi

Terminology – See the sections below if you have forget the name of a stance (dachi), etc.

Reference Sources

  1. Written instructions kindly provided by James, Added – 05/28/16

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