Karate Kata Pinan One

Karate Kata Pinan One

Karate Kata Pinan One, also called Heian One, is one of the first Karate Forms to be taught to a beginner. It focuses on the front stance and back stance, training one to move quickly into and out of these stances. The applications are simple, yet workable. Further, they begin building chi power in the body.

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Here is Pinan One.

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Stand in a natural stance stance. The fists should be loosely closed. The attitude and balance should be that of a person who can move instantly in any direction.

forward stanceStep to the left with the left foot into a front stance. Execute a left low block.

karate front punchStep forward with the right foot into a front stance. Execute a right front punch.

low blockStep 180 degrees in the other direction into a front stance. Execute a right low block.

hammer handShift to a back stance. Execute a left rolling vertical hammer fist.

hammer fistExecute a left rolling vertical hammer fist. Make sure you turn the hips each way for this sequence.

left punchStep forward with the left foot into a front stance. Execute a left front punch.

front low blockStep 90 degrees to the front with the left foot into a front stance. Execute a left low block.

rear stanceShift to a back stance. Execute a left high knife hand block.

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karate high blockStep forward with the right foot into a front stance. Execute a right high knife hand block.

kata high blockStep forward with the left foot into a front stance. Execute a left high knife hand block.

karate blockStep forward with the right foot into a front stance. Execute a right high knife hand block.

karate punchExecute a left reverse punch.

form blockMove the left leg 90 degrees to the right, spinning 90 degrees backwards to the right into a front stance. Execute a left low block.

forward punch formStep forward with the right foot into a front stance. Execute a right lunging punch.

low block to sideStep back 180 degrees with the right foot into a front stance. Execute a right low block.

front punchingStep forward with the left foot into a front stance. Execute a left punch.

low block in formStep 90 degrees to the left into a front stance. Execute a left low block.

front punching to back

Step forward with the right leg into a front stance. Execute a right punch.

front punchingStep forward with the left leg into a front stance. Execute a left punch.

front punching to back2

Step forward with the right leg into a front stance. Execute a right punch.

knife handMove the left leg 90 degrees to the right, spinning 90 degrees backwards to the right into a back stance. Execute a left knife hand block.

knife edgeStep forward and to the right (45 degrees) with the right foot into a back stance. Execute a left knife hand block.

knife edge blockStep 135 degrees to the rear with the right foot into a back stance. Execute a right knife hand block.

knife edge block

Step forward and to the left (454 degrees) with the left foot into a back stance. Execute a left knife hand block.

karate stanceReturn the left foot to a natural stance. You should be at the exact same position you started the form from.

If you want the other nine Karate forms that take one to Black Belt, complete with all the form applications, click on Kang Duk Won Korean Karate.

COMING The First Karate Kata Pinan One Self Defense Technique. This is a rather interesting exposition on the real first technique presented by this form. People are always rather surprised when they see this one, as it is quite different from what people normally think Karate is. I will also give a couple of links concerning how and where I teach this form and technique.

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