TAIYOKYU KATA I

 

Start from a ready position. Rei.

1a. As you come up from the Rei, form a Attention Stance (Heisoku-Dachi ).

b. Cross the forearms in front of the chest (the arms are forming an "X", left hand on the outside).

c. Step out with your right foot to form a Ready Stance (Heiko-Dachi).

d. Snap the arms downward to a ready position.

2a. Move rt foot to left foot to form a Attention Stance (Heisoku-Dachi) (feet form a "V").

b. Smack the palm of the left hand with the back of the right fist (the hands are held at about 6" from the chest).

c. Bring the feet together to form a Attention Stance (Heisoku-Dachi). Bend the knees slightly.

d. Keeping the hands together, move them down to belt level (left hand is still to the outside).

3a. Pivoting on the rt foot, turn 90 degrees to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke).

c. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

d. Execute a right, middle punch.

4a. Pivoting on the left foot, turn 180 degrees to the right to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke).

c. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

d. Execute a left, middle punch.

5a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 90 degrees to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke).

6a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right, middle punch.

7a. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left, middle punch.

8a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right, middle punch. *

9a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 270 degrees to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke).

c. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

d. Execute a right, middle punch.

10a. Pivoting on the left foot, turn 180 degrees to the right to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke).

c. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

d. Execute a left, middle punch.

11a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 90 degrees to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke).

12a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right, middle punch.

13a. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left, middle punch.

14a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right, middle punch. *

15a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 270 degrees to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke).

c. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

d. Execute a right, middle punch.

16a. Pivoting on the left foot, turn 180 degrees to the right to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke).

c. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

d. Execute a left, middle punch. *

17a. Move left foot to right foot to form a Attention Stance (Heisoku-Dachi) facing NORTH.

b. Cross the forearms in front of the chest (the arms are forming an "X", left hand on the outside).

c. Step to the rt with your rt foot to form a Ready Stance (Heiko-Dachi).

d. Snap the arms downward to a ready position.

Rei. Return to a ready position.

* Asterisk designates a command.