Heian Shodan

 

Heian Shodan

Peaceful Mind, First Level

Kata History

 

Heian Shodan - Peaceful Mind, level 1 - is the first of the five Heian Katas. It introduces the beginner to several new techniques (Age Uke, Tetsui Uchi, and Shuto Uke), and also a new stance: Kokutsu Dachi. The Embusen to the Kata is very similar to Taikyoku Shodan.

The Moves

 

The Kata exercises the following moves and stances, in sequence, and takes around 40 seconds to complete at high speed:

 

Count

Move

Stance

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi

 

Yoi

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

1

Hidari Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

2

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

3

Migi Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

4

Migi Tettsui Uchi

Short Zenkutsu Dachi

5

Hidari Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

6

Hidari Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

7

Migi Jodan Age Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

8

Hidari Jodan Age Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

9

Migi Jodan Age Uke (KIAI)

Zenkutsu Dachi

10

Hidari Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

11

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

12

Migi Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

13

Hidari Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

14

Hidari Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

15

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

16

Hidari Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

17

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki (KIAI)

Zenkutsu Dachi

18

Hidari Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

19

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

20

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

21

Hidari Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

 

Yame

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi