Shotokan: Heian Sandan

  • Preparation. The kata starts in yoi (‘ready’ or ‘attention’) stance.
  • Inside block to the left in back stance.
  • Stand up. Double block.
  • Inside block to the right in back stance.
  • Stand up. Double block.
  • Reinforced inside block in left back stance.
  • Spear-hand strike stepping forward front stance.
  • Turn 270 degrees and hammer-fist strike.
  • Stepping punch in right front stance.
  • Turn 180 degrees to the right while standing up.
  • Crescent kick, stamp down into horse stance.
  • Right back-fist strike.
  • Crescent kick, stamp down into horse stance.
  • Left back-fist strike.
  • Crescent kick, stamp down into horse stance.
  • Left back-fist strike.
  • Push the right arm out, at the same time pull the left elbow back.
  • Left stepping punch in front stance.
  • Step up into horse stance.
  • Turn 180 degrees into horse stance, punching over your left shoulder.
  • Slide to the right in horse stance, punching over your right shoulder.
  • The kata finishes by pulling back your left leg, so that end up facing front in the attention position.