Kyokushin – Taikyoku Sono San

Kyokushin Kata – Taikyoku Sono San

This page provides details about Kyokushin Kata – Taikyoku Sono San. This is a color belt (non-black belt) Kyokushin Karate kata.

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.

Written instructions for Taikyoku Sono San are provided below. For other Kyokushin Karate katas, please visit the main Kyokushin Katas page.

Demonstration Video of Kyokushin Karate Kata – Taikyoku Sono San

Demonstration Video of Kyokushin Karate Kata – Taikyoku Sono San

Written Step-By-Step Instructions for Kyokushin Karate Kata – Taikyoku Sono San

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  • Ready position
  • Turn left 90 degrees, back stance, middle inside-to-outside block
  • Step forward into front stance, middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, back stance, middle inside-to-outside block
  • Step forward into front stance, middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, front stance, low block
  • Step forward, front stance, high punch
  • Step forward, front stance, high punch
  • Step forward, front stance, high punch, yell (kiai)
  • Turn left 90 degrees, back stance, middle inside-to-outside block
  • Step forward into front stance, middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, back stance, middle inside-to-outside block
  • Step forward into front stance, middle punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, front stance, low block
  • Step forward, front stance, high punch
  • Step forward, front stance, high punch
  • Step forward, front stance, high punch, yell (kiai)
  • Turn left 90 degrees, back stance, middle inside-to-outside block
  • Step forward into front stance, middle punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, back stance, middle inside-to-outside block
  • Step forward into front stance, middle punch
  • Return to ready position

References

  1. Written kata instructions are courtesy of Black Belt Wiki. This material may not be copied or reproduced.
  2. Edmonton Kyokushin Karate Club, Blocking Techniques Terminology, http://www.ekkc.ca/kyokushin/kyokushin-terminology/blocking-techniques/

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