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Heian Sandan

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Heian Sandan is the third of the ‘Heian’ series and without training in this kata, with the spinning movements, the use of the foot and leg as a block, and strong attention to Kiba-Dachi, kata like Kanku Dai, Tekki and Bassai Sho would not be performed with as much grace and efficiency. This kata introduces many new techniques, the most complex being the disengage of the arm followed by the spinning kensui mawashi uchi. Although very difficult to the beginning student, the principles this kata teach are vital. Just through studying this technique, you learn to control your centre of balance, you learn to spin quickly and efficiently and you learn to generate power through moving your body’s mass. The kata has 20 moves with Kiai’s on moves 10 and 20.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2009 20:10