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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

  1. Ready posture facing North.
  2. RF steps back into LF sanchin dachi
    • LH yoku uke, RH pulls back into chamber
    • LH geidan uke
  3. LF steps back into RF sanchin dachi
    • RH yoku uke
    • RH geidan uke
  4. RF steps back into LF shiko dachi facing N (LF pointed N, RF pointed E)
    • LH geidan uke, RH pulls back into chamber
  5. LF steps back into RF shiko dachi
    • RH geidan uke/strike
    • Jogi uke (double block with RH up, LH down)
  6. LF steps up parallel to RF, feet are shiko dachi distance in leaning shiko dachi stance, body facing N, eyes facing E. Simultaneously,
    • RH blocks down on right side with open hand, wrist bent (fingers pointing N, RH to right of right hip)
    • LF blocks up to the left side with open hand, wrist straight (fingers pointing up, palm facing in, LH is left of left neck)
    • Body leans left (W) so right knee is straight, left knee is bent, right forearm,left forearm, right leg and upper body are parallel and angling left
  7. Keeping feet in place, lean body to right (E) to a mirror image of previous step
    • Right arm rotates clockwise to block up
    • Left arm rotates clockwise to block down
    • Body leans to right so left knee is straight, right knee is bent, right forearm, left forearm, left leg, and upper body are parallel and angling right.
  8. LF steps back into RF nekoachi dachi (RF pivots doesn’t move)
    • RH open hand circles counterclockwise and blocks down (palm down, fingers pointed down)
    • LH crosses under right and pulls back into chamber, open hand palm up
    • RH open hand circles clockwise and blocks chudan level (palm facing in, fingers pointed up)
  9. Four distinct moves.
    • LF steps forward into zenketsu dachi. At the same time, left elbow strikes right palm in front of solar plexus (similar to seiunchin except hands are reversed)
    • LH geidan block/strike, RH pulls back into chamber, closed fist.
    • RH kake uke
    • LH kake uke
  10. Mirror image of four moves.
    • RF steps forward into zenketso dachi. At the same time, right elbow strikes left palm in front of solar plexus (similar to seiunchin )
    • RH geidan block/strike, LH pulls back into chamber, closed fist.
    • LH kake uke
    • RH kake uke
  11. LF steps left, W, into zenkutso dachi, LH yoku uke, RH in chamber closed fist.
  12. RF steps SW, pivot into left zenkutso dachi facing E, LH yoku uke.
  13. RF steps E into shiko dachi (feet in E-W line, body facing N, head facing E), RH yoku uke, LH chamber.
  14. LF steps E into shiko dachi (feet in E-W line, body facing S, head turns W with the block), RH yoku uke, LH chamber (left arm circles out and back into chamber).
  15. Left crescent kick hitting right palm, left foot lands into leaning shiko dachi (leaning right) facing N (body facing N, feet in E-W line, head facing W), LH geidan barai, RH chamber.
    • LH yoku uke
  16. LF steps partially back into right nekoachi dachi facing N (RF doesn’t move), RH blocks ura uke but finishes with snap down like blocking knife attack and pulls back up. LH clearing motion out in front (similar to end of seiunchin) then pulls back into chamber open hand palm up.
  17. RF crosses over, pivot into left nekoachi dachi facing S,LH scoops down then blocks up open hand with palm up fingers out chest high, RH blocks down open hand with palm down hip high fingers pointing forward… ala Saifa
    • Pull hands back into chamber, double X block chudan with LH on top, pull back into normal hike te – all rapid (note it doesn’t matter which hand is on top because the application is the same. See Sanseiru application).
  18. RF steps forward into zenkutso dachi, double X block jodan with RH on top, pull back rapidly into normal hike te.
  19. LF steps forward (S) into shiko dachi (body facing W, feet in N-S line) arms cross with RH on outside, head rotates to face N, RH shuto (slowly) so arm is pointing N with elbow slightly bent, LH pulls back into chamber open hand palm down (almost like Seipai).
  20. LF steps forward (N) into shiko dachi into right hand (body facing E, feet in N-S line, head facing N), arms cross with LH outside, LH shuto (slowly) with elbow slightly bent, RH pulls back into chamber open hand palm down.
  21. RF steps forward into zenkutso dachi (body facing N), double spear hand block so arms are at ear level, both arms are straight, index fingers touching, hands forming upside down V, head angled with arms.
    • App: as a last resort against a sword attack, using arms to deflect sword and head is down to avoid getting chopped off.
    • Grab hair, bring both arms down to side (like in Shisoshin), closed hand. Simultaneously, left knee to groin/middle area, KIAI.
    • LF steps back into right nekoachi dachi. Mawashi uke (LH up, RH down), push out.
  22. Finish.

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