Shito-Ryu Kata – Kihon Kata Yon

Shito-Ryu Kata – Kihon Kata Yon

This page will help you to learn Shito-Ryu Karate Kata – Kihon Kata Yon. For additional Shito-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Shito-Ryu Karate Katas page.

Written step-by-step instructions for this kata are located at the bottom of the page. If you have a question regarding a particular movement, please check with your instructor as katas can vary between different Shito-Ryu schools and organizations.

These kihon katas are in accordance with the USANKF (USA National Karate-do Federation) which is in turn heavily influenced by Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu. If you need help with other Karate techniques (i.e. stances, kicks and strikes), please visit the main Karate section.

For other Karate katas (i.e. Shotokan), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

Video of Shito-Ryu Kata – Kihon Kata Yon

Written Kata Instructions for Shito-Ryu Kata – Kihon Kata Yon

  • Musubi Dachi (ready stance)
  • Heiko Dachi (parallel stance)
  • Turning 90 degrees left, left foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Turning 180 degrees right, right foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with left foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Turning 90 degrees left, left foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Stepping forward with left foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch), KIAI
  • Turning 270 degrees left, left foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Turning 180 degrees right, right foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with left foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Turning 90 degrees left, left foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Stepping forward with left foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch), KIAI
  • Turning 270 degrees left, left foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with right foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Turning 180 degrees right, right foot forward zenkutsu dachi (front stance), gedan barai (low/downward block), soto uke (outside block)
  • Stepping forward with left foot, zenkutsu dachi (front stance), oizuki (lunge punch)
  • Stepping backward with left foot, turning 90 degrees left, heiko dachi (parallel stance)
  • Musubi Dachi (ready stance)
  • Rei (bow)

References

  1. Kata instructions provided courtesy of Cacabelos, http://cacabelos.us/WSKOkatas.html, Copyright © Cacabelos 2003 All Rights Reserved. No part of this information may be reproduced without Cacabelos ‘s express consent. Added – 04/23/14
  2. English translation for some of the Karate terminology provided by Black Belt Wiki, Added – 04/24/14

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