Shotokan Kihon Kata 4 – Taikyoku Yondan

Shotokan Kihon Kata 4 – Taikyoku Yondan

This page provides videos and instructions for Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Yondan. This kata is also known as Shotokan Kihon Kata 4. Written step-by-step instructions for this kihon kata are located at the bottom of this page. This introductory kata is used by some Shotokan schools as a training tool for low-level color belt students in order to learn basic techniques (i.e. punches & blocks).

This kata is similar to Shotokan Taikyoku Shodan but it uses high punches and high blocks (versus middle punches and downward blocks). This kihon kata is less frequently used by Shotokan schools as compared to kihon kata such as Shotokan Taikyoku Shodan.

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 Yondan

Written Instructions for Shotokan Kata – Taikyoku Yondan

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

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References

  1. Written instructions for kata are courtesy of Black Belt Wiki and may not be copied or reproduced.

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