Taikyoku Ura (Ichi, Ni, San)

Sosai Masutatsu Oyama developed Taikyoku Sono Ichi, Ni, San – Ura in 1980. The Ura - 裏 or 'reverse' kata, were an aid to developing balance and skill in circular techniques against multiple opponents. In Taikyoku Kata in Ura each step is reversed, meaning that every other step one steps in circle to reach the target, then performs the technique. The round steps are always performed on the strikes, not the blocks.


Taikyoku sono Ichi Ura 太極型裏
video instructions

I Taikyoku sono Ichi Ura (Ni, San) 4e Kyu
Begin the KATA from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command TAIKYOKU SONO ICHI URA followed by the command YOI start perform a slow YOI DACHI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI turn left 90° counterclockwise nto 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 360° counterclockwise 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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Taikyoku sono Ichi Ura
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Instructions Taikyoku Ura


Kihon Waza
Dachi Waza

Fudo Dachi
Yoi Dachi
Heiko Dachi
Kokutsu Dachi
Zenkutsu Dachi


Te Waza

Chudan Oi Tsuki
Jodan Oi Tsuki


Uke Waza

Seieken Uchi Uke
Seiken Gedan Barai


Kihon Jutsugo

Kamae - 構え, means posture or base. Kamae is to be differentiated from the word Dachi - 立ち. Dachi refers to the position of the body from the waist down, Kamae refers to the posture of the entire body, as well as encompassing one's mental readiness.Kamae
Hajime - 始め, means begin.Hajime
Hikite - 引き手 means drawing hand: Hiku - 引き, to draw or pull, and Te - 手, the hand.Hikite
Naore - 直れ, is a command to go back into the beginning Kamae.Naore
Yasumi - 休み, is a command to rest or relax.Yasume


Taikyoku sono Ni Ura 太極型裏
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II Taikyoku sono Ni Ura (Ichi, San) 4e Kyu
Begin the KATA from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command TAIKYOKU SONO ICHI URA followed by the command YOI start perform a slow YOI DACHI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHIturn left 90° counterclockwise 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).
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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Video

Taikyoku sono Ni Ura
source Youtube


Documentation

Instructions Taikyoku Ura


Kihon Waza
Dachi Waza

Fudo Dachi
Yoi Dachi
Heiko Dachi
Kokutsu Dachi
Zenkutsu Dachi


Te Waza

Chudan Oi Tsuki
Jodan Oi Tsuki


Uke Waza

Seieken Uchi Uke
Seiken Gedan Barai


Kihon Jutsugo

Kamae - 構え, means posture or base. Kamae is to be differentiated from the word Dachi - 立ち. Dachi refers to the position of the body from the waist down, Kamae refers to the posture of the entire body, as well as encompassing one's mental readiness.Kamae
Hajime - 始め, means begin.Hajime
Hikite - 引き手 means drawing hand: Hiku - 引き, to draw or pull, and Te - 手, the hand.Hikite
Naore - 直れ, is a command to go back into the beginning Kamae.Naore
Yasumi - 休み, is a command to rest or relax.Yasume


Taikyoku sono San Ura 太極型裏
video instructions

III Taikyoku sono San Ura (Ichi, Ni) 4e Kyu
Begin the KATA from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command TAIKYOKU SONO ICHI URA followed by the command YOI start perform a slow YOI DACHI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHIturn left 90° counterclockwise 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).
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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Video

Taikyoku sono San Ura
source Youtube


Documentation

Instructions Taikyoku Ura


Kihon Waza
Dachi Waza

Fudo Dachi
Yoi Dachi
Heiko Dachi
Kokutsu Dachi
Zenkutsu Dachi


Te Waza

Chudan Oi Tsuki
Jodan Oi Tsuki


Uke Waza

Seieken Uchi Uke
Seiken Gedan Barai


Kihon Jutsugo

Kamae - 構え, means posture or base. Kamae is to be differentiated from the word Dachi - 立ち. Dachi refers to the position of the body from the waist down, Kamae refers to the posture of the entire body, as well as encompassing one's mental readiness.Kamae
Hajime - 始め, means begin.Hajime
Hikite - 引き手 means drawing hand: Hiku - 引き, to draw or pull, and Te - 手, the hand.Hikite
Naore - 直れ, is a command to go back into the beginning Kamae.Naore
Yasumi - 休み, is a command to rest or relax.Yasume