Kanku Dai - Step by Step

# Explanation
Begin the Kata in FUDO DACHI. Move into MUSUBI DACHI and MOKUSO on the command MOKUSO. On the next command KANKU DAI, open eyes and wait until the command YOI. Then start perform a slow YOI DACHI with IBUKI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI slowly place both hands into the low KANKU position (hands open, index finger and thumb of each hand touching), in front of the groin. Slowly raise both arms into the high KANKU position above the head. Look up and maintain this position for approximately 3 seconds and part them strongly bringing both arms down in a circular action in front of the body to strike right SHUTO HIZO UCHI to the palm of the left hand.
2. Turn 90° counterclockwise to the left into left Kokutsu Dachi and block Shuto Mawashi Uke.
3. Turn 180° clockwise on the left feet into right Kokutsu Dachi and block Shuto Mawashi Uke.
4. Pivot 90° counterclockwise on both feet into left Sanchin Dachi and block left Uchi Uke and immediately punch Chudan Gyaku Tsuki.
5. Again, while still in left Sanchin Dachi, block right Uchi Uke and punch Chudan Oi Tsuki.
6. Move forward with the left foot into left Kokutsu Dachi and block Shuto Mawashi Uke (1).
7. Move forward into right Kokutsu Dachi and block Shuto Mawashi Uke (2).
8. Move forward into left Kokutsu Dachi and block Shuto Mawashi Uke (3).
9. Move forward into right Zenkutsu Dachi and block with a left SHUTO OSAE UKE, followed by striking a right MAE CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE (the left hand remains open under the right elbow) and make KIAI.
10. Bring the left foot across to the right (look to the left), simultaneously raise the left hand behind into a JODAN SHUTO cover with the arm straight and at the same time the right hand is placed behind the head in preparation for the SHUTO strike. Turn 180° counterclockwise by pivoting the hips into left Zenkutsu Dachi and strike with a right Shuto Ganmen Uchi, simultaneously the left hand is pulled back in front of the forehead with the palm facing outwards to cover.
11. Leaving the hands in this position kick right Jodan Mae Geri and step forward into right Zenkutsu Dachi and punch Nihon Chudan Tsuki (gyaku-oi).
12. Bring the right foot across to the left (look to the right), simultaneously raise the right hand behind into a JODAN SHUTO cover with the arm straight and at the same time the left hand is placed behind the head in preparation for the SHUTO strike. Turn 180° clockwise by pivoting the hips into right Zenkutsu Dachi and strike with a left Shuto Ganmen Uchi, simultaneously the right hand is pulled back in front of the forehead with the palm facing outwards to cover.
13. Leaving the hands in this position kick left Jodan Mae Geri and step forward into left Zenkutsu Dachi and punch Nihon Chudan Tsuki (gyaku-oi).
14. Bring back the left foot and turn 90° clockwise into Musubi Dachi and go into a left Waki Kamae (to the left ready punch position with the right fist in the Tettsui position on top of the left fist).
15. With both hands in the same position kick right Jodan Mae Geri, bring back the leg into Musubi Dachi and look to the right. Kick right Jodan Yoko Geri to the side and simultaneously strike right JODAN YOKO uraken uchi. Open the fist of the extended right arm and land in right Zenkutsu Dachi (90° clockwise from original position) and strike left Jodan Hiji Ate into the open right hand.
16. Bring back the left leg back and turn 90° counterclockwise into Musubi Dachi and go into a right Waki Kamae.
17. With both hands in the same position kick left Jodan Mae Geri, bring the leg back into Musubi Dachi and look to the left. Kick left Yoko MAE Geri to the side and simultaneously strike left jodan YOKO uraken uchi. Open the fist of the extended left arm and land in left Zenkutsu Dachi (90° counterclockwise from original position) and strike right Jodan Hiji Ate into the open left hand.
18. Move the right foot forward at 45° clockwise into left Sanchin Dachi and block right Jodan Uke, followed by a strike with right Uraken Ganmen Uchi, right Jodan Hiji Ate, cover with the left arm and drop the body into a crouching narrow Kiba Dachi when you strike right Oroshi Hiji Ate and make KIAI.
19. As you regain the standing position move the left leg 90° clockwise into left Sanchin Dachi at 45° and block left Jodan Uke followed by a strike with left Uraken Ganmen Uchi, left Jodan Hiji Ate, cover with the right arm and drop the body into a crouching narrow Kiba Dachi when you strike left Oroshi Hiji Ate and make KIAI.
20. As you regain the standing position move 45° counterclockwise to the left, open both hands and simultaneously move forward into right Moro Ashi Dachi (raise knee without letting it drop back) and simultaneously block SHUTO MOROTE GEDAN BARAI (1).
21. Raise both hands to cover the face and simultaneously move forward into right Moro Ashi Dachi and simultaneously block SHUTO MOROTE GEDAN BARAI (2).
22. Pull back both hands into a right Kamae (right fist HIKITE on top of left SHUTO), simultaneously move forward into right Moro Ashi Dachi, punch right Chudan Oi Tsuki with the left open hand placed on the right forearm.
23. Pivot on the right foot and turn 180° counterclockwise, raise both open hands to cover the face and simultaneously move forward into left Moro Ashi Dachi and simultaneously block SHUTO MOROTE GEDAN BARAI (1).
24. Raise both open hands to cover the face and simultaneously move forward into left Moro Ashi Dachi and simultaneously block Shuto Morote Gedan Barai (2).
25. Raise both hands to cover the face and simultaneously move forward into left Moro Ashi Dachi and simultaneously block Shuto Morote Gedan Barai (3).
26. Pull back both hands into a left KAMAE (left fist HIKITE on top of right SHUTO), simultaneously move forward into left Moro Ashi Dachi with the right open hand placed on the left forearm.
27. Pull the right hand back closed to the ready punch position and move forward with the right leg (turning 90° counterclockwise) into Kiba Dachi and punch right Chudan jun Tsuki with KIAI.
28. Bring back the right foot and turn 90° clockwise into MUSUBI DACHI and go into a left Waki Kamae.
29. With both hands in the same position kick right Jodan Mae Geri, bring the leg back into Musubi Dachi and look to the right. Kick right Jodan Yoko Geri to the side and simultaneously strike right JODAN YOKO uraken uchi. Open the fist of the extended right arm and land in right Zenkutsu Dachi (90° clockwise from original position) and strike left Jodan Hiji ATE into the open right hand.
30. Bring back the left foot and turn 90° counterclockwise into Musubi Dachi and go in a right Waki Kamae.
31. With both hands in the same position kick left Jodan Mae Geri, bring the leg back into Musubi Dachi, and look to the left. Kick left Jodan Yoko Geri to the side and simultaneously strike left jodan Yoko uraken uchi. Open the fist of the extended left arm and land in left Zenkutsu Dachi (90° counterclockwise from original position) and strike right Jodan Hiji Ate into the open left hand.
32. Turn your head 90° clockwise to the right and move the right foot forward into a semi right Neko ashi Dachi, simultaneously go into a left Waki Kamae. Move sideward to the right into right Kake Dachi and punch right TETTSUI MAE YOKO CHUDAN UCHI UCHI and left CHUDAN GYAKU TSUKI (same level).
33. From this position move the left foot to the left into Kiba Dachi and quickly cover with a right fist to the left (position left arm under right arm, ready for a strike with the palm parallel to the ground), look to the left and slowly execute a left haishu uke (at shoulder height) and move the right fist to the ready punch position.
34. Leaving the left hand in this position, kick right Teisoku Soto Mawashi Keage turning the body 180° counterclockwise, and before you position the right foot make a right Jodan Hiji Ate, left Waki Kamae and jump sideward into right Kake Dachi and punch right TETTSUI MAE YOKO CHUDAN UCHI UCHI and left CHUDAN GYAKU TSUKI (same level).
35. Jump up and slightly back landing in a low right Zenkutsu Dachi with the finger tips of both hands touch the ground in front of the right foot when the jump is completed.
36. In the sameposition look to the rear and block Shuto Ushiro Morote Gedan Barai parallel to the back leg.
37. Look to the front, stand up and pull the right foot back into right Kokutsu Dachi and block right Shuto Mawashi Uke.
38. Pivot 90° counterclockwise into left Sanchin Dachi blocking left Uchi Uke / Gedan Barai.
39. Repeat the block: right Uchi Uke / Gedan Barai.
40. Bring the right hand slowly down in a semicircular movement into low Kanku position. Slowly raise both arms into the high Kanku position above the head. Look up and maintain this position for approximately 3 seconds and part them strongly bringing both arms down in a circular action in front of the body to strike right Shuto Hizo Uchi to the palm of the left hand.
41. Pivot 180° clockwise on the left foot into Kiba Dachi, covering the attack with left Shotei in front of the body with the right hand open in the HIKITE position and strike right YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
42. In the same Kiba Dachi turn your head 180° counterclockwise, cover with right SHOTEI and strike left YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
43. In the same position turn your head 90° clockwise, look forward and sweep down your left open hand, across and up to block left SHOTEI CHUDAN KAKE UKE (OSHI UKE) with IBUKI (right open hand stays in the HIKITE position).
44. Strike right and left MAE CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
45. Pivot 180° counterclockwise on the right foot into Kiba Dachi, covering with right SHOTEI in front of the body with the left hand open in the HIKITE position and strike left YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
46. In the same KIBA DACHI turn your head 180° clockwise, cover with left Shotei and strike right YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
47. In the same position turn your head 90° counterclockwise, look forward and sweep down your right open hand, across and up to block right SHOTEI CHUDAN KAKE UKE (OSHI UKE) with IBUKI (left open hand stays in the HIKITE position).
48. Strike left and right MAE CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
49. Pivot 90° counterclockwiseon the left foot into Kiba Dachi, covering with left Shotei in front of the body with the right hand open in the HIKITE position and strike right Yoko Chudan Yonhon Nukite.
50. In the same KIBA DACHI turn your head 180° counterclockwise, cover with right Shotei and strike left YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
51. In the same position turn your head 90° clockwise, look forward and sweep down your left open hand, across and up to block left SHOTEI CHUDAN KAKE UKE (OSHI UKE) with IBUKI (right open hand stays in the HIKITE position).
52. Strike right and left MAE CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
53. Make a cross step with the right foot to the right (MAE KOSA ASHI) into KIBA DACHI, covering with right SHOTEI in front of the body with the left hand open in the HIKITE position and strike left YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
54. In the same KIBA DACHI turn your head 180° clockwise, cover with left SHOTEI and strike right YOKO CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
55. In the same position turn your head 90° counterclockwise, look forward and sweep down your right open hand, across and up to block right SHOTEI CHUDAN KAKE UKE (OSHI UKE) with IBUKI (left open hand stays in the HIKITE position).
56. Strike left and right MAE CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
57. Still in the same position reach up with both hands open to the right, grab the opponent, and turn 90° counterclockwise into a left ZENKUTSU DACHI, simultaneously execute a TAI OTOSHI (the fists dosing during the execution of the throw, right fist URA).
58. Leaving the right hand in the original position raise the left fist in preparation for a block and execute left GEDAN BARAI and punch right GEDAN GYAKU TSUKI with KIAI.
59. Retaining the same position, reach up to the left with the hands open, grab the opponent and execute the TAI OTOSHI as you turn 180° clockwise to the right into a stance similar to a right ZENKUTSU DACHI.
60. Leaving the left hand in the original position raise the right fist in preparation for a block and execute right GEDAN BARAI and punch left GEDAN GYAKU TSUKI with KIAI.
61. Move the left foot back into MUSUBI DACH and the MOKUSO position is retained.
The Kata is completed on the command NAORE the FUDO DACHI position is taken.

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