Shuri-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Shodan

Shuri-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Shodan (Taikyoku Ichi)

This page provides details to help you learn Shuri-Ryu Karate kata – Taikyoku Shodan. This kata is also known as Taikyoku Ichi. In Shuri-Ryu Karate, this is one of the first introductory katas used to teach beginners.

For instructions and videos on other Shuri-Ryu katas, visit the main Shuri-Ryu Katas section. If you are looking for other Karate katas (i.e. Shotokan), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

Written Instructions for Shuri-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Shodan (Ichi)

  • Ready stance
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low (downward) block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left low punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch
  • Step forward, left front stance, left low punch
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch, yell Kiai
  • Turn right 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block FYI – Shuri-Ryu Taikyoku Ichi/Shodan differs from the Shotokan Taikyoku because you turn right 90 degrees versus left 270 degrees. Nevertheless, you still end up at the same location.
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch
  • Turn 180 degrees, right front stance, right low (downward) block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left low punch
  • Turn left 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch
  • Step forward, left front stance, left low punch
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch
  • Turn right 90 degrees, left front stance, left low (downward) block
  • Step forward, right front stance, right low punch
  • Turn right 180 degrees, right front stance, right low (downward) block
  • Step forward, left front stance, left low punch
  • Return to ready stance

Demonstration Video for Shuri-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Shodan (Ichi)

Reference Sources

  1. Written instructions for Shuri-Ryu Kata – Taikyoku Shodan (Ichi) are courtesy of Black Belt Wiki, Added – 01/09/15
  2. International Shuri-Ryu Association, Shuri-Ryu Karate, http://www.shuri-ryu.com/shuri-ryu-karate.html, Added – 01/09/15

Share this page with a friend