Kihon

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Revised Aug 22, 2011

 

Kihon (basic training) consists of those techniques and stances that occur most frequently in the kata.  In Kansas City, kihon generally consists of the following techniques:

Kihon  English  Stance
Gedan Barai  down block  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Age-uke  rising head block  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Ude-uke  middle inside block  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Tettsui-uke  hammer fist block    Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Shuto-uke  knife hand block  Kokusu-dachi (back stance)
Oi-zuki  lunge punch  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Gyaku-zuki  reverse punch  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Mae-te  jab  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Uraken  back fist strike  Kiba-dachi (horse riding stance)
Mae-geri  front kick  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Mawashi-geri  roundhouse kick  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Yoko-geri Kekomi    side thrust kick  Kiba-dachi (horse riding stance)
Yoko-geri Keage  side up kick  Kiba-dachi (horse riding stance)
Mikazuki-geri  crescent kick  Kiba-dachi (horse riding stance)
Fumikomi  Stamp-in kick  Zenkutsu-dachi (front stance)
Ushiro-geri  back kick  Hachiji-dachi (natural stance)

 

 

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