Taikyoku sono Ichi URA - Step by Step

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Taikyoku sono Ichi URA
1. Begin the Kata in FUDO DACHI. On the command TAIKUOKU SONO ICHI followed by YOI start from the base KAMAE position and perform a slow JUMONJI/YOI DACHI.

On the command HAJIME/ICHI turn left 90° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI (pull the right hand back in HIKITE position).
2. With a straight left arm pointing forward turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
3. Move the back foot across and turn 180° to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
4. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
5. Bring the left foot across 90° to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
6. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch right SEIKEN CHUDAN OI TSUKI (1).
7. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN OI TSUKI (2).
8. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch right CHUDAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
9. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI.
10. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
11. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° to the left into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
12. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
13. Bring the left foot across 90° to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
14. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI (1).
15. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left CHUDAN OI TSUKI (2).
16. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
17. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI.
18. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
19. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
20. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left CHUDAN OI TSUKI. On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil lloking right until the turn is completed).

Taikyoku sono Ni Ura - Step by Step

(Ichi, San)

Taikyoku sono Ni URA
1. Begin the Kata in FUDO DACHI. On the command TAIKUOKU SONO ICHI followed by YOI start from the base KAMAE position and perform a slow JUMONJI/YOI DACHI.

On the command HAJIME/ICHIturn left 90° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI (pull the right hand back in HIKITE position).
2. With a straight left arm pointing forward turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI.
3. Move the back foot across and turn 180° to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
4. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left JODAN OI TSUKI.
5. Bring the left foot across 90° to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
6. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI (when stepping forward, don’t turn your front foot into 45°, this will happen when you punch and twist your hips an whole body) and punch right SEIKEN JODAN OI TSUKI (1).
7. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left JODAN OI TSUKI (2).
8. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch right JODAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
9. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI.
10. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI.
11. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
12. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left JODAN OI TSUKI.
13. Bring the left foot across 90° to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
14. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI (1).
15. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left JODAN OI TSUKI (2).
16. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
17. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI.
18. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI.
19. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
20. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left JODAN OI TSUKI.

On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil lloking right until the turn is completed).

Taikyoku sono San Ura - Step by Step

(Ichi, Ni)

# Explanation
1. Begin the Kata in FUDO DACHI. On the command TAIKUOKU SONO ICHI followed by YOI start from the base KAMAE position and perform a slow JUMONJI/YOI DACHI. On the command HAJIME/ICHIturn left 90° into left KOKUTSU DACHI blocking left CHUDAN UCHI UKE (pull the right hand back in HIKITE position).
2. Still with the left arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI (70% of the body weight is on the front leg; position of the gravity is 7-3 position) punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
3. Move the back foot across and turn 180° to the right into right KOKUTSU DACHI blocking right CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
4. Still with the right arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
5. Bring the left foot across 90° to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
6. With a straight left arm pointing forward turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI (when stepping forward, don’t turn your front foot into 45°, this will happen when you punch and twist your hips an whole body) and punch right SEIKEN JODAN OI TSUKI (1).
7. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left JODAN OI TSUKI (2).
8. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch right JODAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
9. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° into left KOKUTSU DACHI blocking left CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
10. Still with the left arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
11. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° to the right into KOKUTSU DACHI blocking right CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
12. Still with the right arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
13. Bring the left foot across 90° to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
14. With a straight left arm pointing forward turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI (1).
15. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left JODAN OI TSUKI (2).
16. Turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right JODAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
17. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° into left KOKUTSU DACHI blocking left CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
18. Still with the left arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
19. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° to the right into KOKUTSU DACHI blocking right CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
20. Still with the right arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.

On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil lloking right until the turn is completed).

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