Shotokan – Taikyoku Rokudan

Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Rokudan (Kihon Kata)

This page provides videos and instructions for Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Rokudan. These tools will help you prepare for your next Karate belt test. Written step-by-step instructions for this kihon kata are at the bottom of the page.

This kata is similar to Shotokan Taikyoku Shodan but it uses a horse stance (Kiba Dachi) versus a front stance. Taikyoku Rokudan also uses only Gedan Barai or low (downward) blocks whereas Taikyoku Shodan uses low (downward) blocks and middle punches. This introductory kata is used by some Shotokan schools as a tool for color belt students. Taikyoku Rokudan is also known as a kihon kata. To master Shotokan Karate katas, you will also have to learn basic Shotokan stancesKarate kicksKarate blocksKarate punches, etc.

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

Demonstration Video of Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Rokudan

Written Instructions for Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Rokudan – as demonstrated in the video above

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

References

  1. Kata instructions are courtesy of Black Belt Wiki. They may not be copied or reproduced.

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