Shotokan Kihon Kata 2 – Taikyoku Nidan

Shotokan Kihon Kata 2 – Taikyoku Nidan

This page provides videos and written instructions for Shotokan kata – Taikyoku Nidan. This kata is also known as Shotokan Kihon Kata 2. Written step-by-step instructions for this kihon kata are located at the bottom of this page.

The instructions for Taikyoku Nidan are very similar to Taikyoku Shodan. However, Nidan uses high punches versus middle punches in Shodan. This introductory kata is used by some Shotokan schools as a tool for white belts.

For information on other Shotokan katas (i.e. Heian Shodan), please visit the main Shotokan Karate Katas section.

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Demonstration Video of Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Nidan

Written Instructions for Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Nidan

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  • Ready stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low (downward) block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left high punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch
  • Step forward, left front stance, left high punch
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch, yell Kiai
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch
  • Turn 180 degrees, right front stance, right low (downward) block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left high punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch
  • Step forward, left front stance, left high punch
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch, yell Kiai
  • Turn left 270 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right high punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low (downward) block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left high punch
  • Return to ready stance

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  1. Written instructions for Shotokan Kata Taikyoku Nidan are courtesy of Black Belt Wiki and may not be copied or reproduced.

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