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Taikyoko

Jodan

Chudan

Gedan

Kihon

Gekisai

Ichi

Ni

San

Sanchin

Saifa

Seiunchin

Uke No

Tensho

Sanseiru

Shisochin

Seisan

Seipai

Suparrenpei (Petchurin)

Kururunfa

Legend

RF   right foot       North   face front from starting position
LF   left foot       East   face right from starting position
RH   right hand       South   face back from starting position
LH   left hand       West   face left from starting position

Notes:

  • Think of all power in the finger tips
  • Focus on palm heel
  • Breath low (in abdomen), this is the focus area for tension
  • Blocks/strikes should be in a focused zone (don't block too wide, too close to body, or too far out)

  1. Step into rt. sanchin stance, perform double middle block.
  2. Slowly pull left hand to chamber (inhale short, exhale short).
    • With open right hand, quickly grab & pull (finger strikes) (inhale short); back to chamber.
      Application: Use ridge hand to strike the right side of opponent's neck with the right thumb.
    • Right hand shuto to neck, fast (inhale short), back to chamber.
    • Palm heel strike (shotei ate) to head, slow (inhale long).
    • Turn rt. hand over into shuto position & quickly bring back to chamber (inhale short).
    • Low shotei ate, slow (exhale long).
    • Turn hand over (koken position, wrist block) & slowly bring hand up w thumb & ring finger connected until hand can't go any higher w elbow within a golf ball of ribs (inhale long). Keep pressure on entire right arm.
    • Keeping pressure on right arm, turn hand over, move hand down slowly w palm heel until forearm is parallel to floor (exhale long).
    • Turn hand to form koken to side, bend wrist maximally & move hand slowly to right (thumb & middle finger connected) as far as it will go without moving right elbow more than a golf ball (inhale long).
    • Turn hand over and w palm heel slowly bring back to center of body until forearm is parallel to side wall of room (exhale long).
  3. Step into left sanchin stance, perform above sequence of movements to the opposite side.
  4. Step into right sanchin stance, perform above sequence of with both hands.
  5. Staying in place, Scoop with both hands, slow, bring hands to solar plexus (inhale long).
    • Quick & forcible spearhand (nukite) to solar plexus (exhale short).
  6. Step back into left sanchin, same scoop & nukite.
  7. Step back into right sanchin, same scoop & nukite.
  8. Step back into left sanchin, circular block (mawashi uke) followed by double palm heel strikes (slow, long exhale). Right hand high.
  9. Step back into right sanchin, circular block (mawashi uke) followed by double palm heel strikes (slow, long exhale). Left hand high.
  10. Finish.

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