TAIYOKYU KATA IV

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 to the right w/ your right foot to form a Ready Stance (Heiko-Dachi)

d. Snap the arms downward to a ready position (right hand crosses on outside)

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 w/ the back of the right fist (the hands are held a 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 right foot, turn 90 to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, left, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

4a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

e. Execute a left, middle, reverse punch.

5a. Pivoting on the left foot, turn 180 to the right to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, right, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

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

b. Execute a left Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to right palm.

c. Execute a left, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

e. Execute a right, middle, reverse punch.

7a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 90 to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, left, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

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

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right, Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

9a. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left, Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to right palm.

c. Execute a left, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

10a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm *.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

11a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 270 to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, left, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

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

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

e. Execute a left, middle, reverse punch.

13a. Pivoting on the left foot, turn 180 to the right to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, right, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

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

b. Execute a left Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to right palm.

c. Execute a left, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

e . Execute a right, middle, reverse punch.

15a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 90 to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, left, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

16a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

17a. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to right palm.

c. Execute a left, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

18a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm *.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

19a. Pivoting on the right foot, turn 270 to the left to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, left, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

20a. Step forward to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a right Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to left palm.

c. Execute a right, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a right Low Block (Harai-Uke) (do not cross arms for this technique).

e. Execute a left, middle, reverse punch.

21a. Pivoting on the left foot, turn 180 to the right to form a right Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a double, right, middle, knife-hand, guarding block.

22a. Step forward to form a left Front Stance (Zenkutsu-Dachi).

b. Execute a left Roundhouse Elbow Strike (Mawashi-Hijiate) to right palm.

c. Execute a left, high Backfist (Uraken).

d. Execute a left Low Block (Harai-Uke )(do not cross arms for this technique).

e. Execute a right, middle, reverse punch. *

23a. Move left foot to the WEST 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 right w/ your right foot to form a Ready Stance (Heiko-Dachi)

d. Snap the arms downward to a ready position (right hand crosses on outside)

Rei. Return to a ready position.

* Asterisk designates a command.