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Heian Godan - "Peaceful Mind Number Five"

Heian Godan introduces new techniques including:


There are two kiai points in Heian Godan:

  1. On the Chudan Oi Zuki (middle level lunge punch) at the top of the Embusen.
  2. At the top of the Embusen for the second time, the Kiai should begin the moment you start the jump and continue until you land in a Kosa Dachi (cross legged stance).

Tempo (speed)

The tempo of the kata demonstrated below has not been changed for filming. Everyone has their own tempo, however, it should remain similar for all forms/variations.

Demonstration of Kata

Demonstration of Kata Variations

Apart from the common "Omote" (front facing), way of performing kata (as shown above), kata can also be performed, "Ura" (opposite), "Go" (defensive) and "Go no Ura" (defensive opposite). Students will be required to be perform kata variations in advanced gradings.

Sensei Kase introduced these variations explaining that performing kata ura, go, or go no ura is closer to actual application in real fighting circumstances.

"A bad day of training Shotokan Karate beats a good day doing anything else".

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