Heian godan (kata) video
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Heian means “peaceful mind”. This kata is the first of five introductory kata, developed by Yasutsune Itosu (one of Gichin Funakoshi’s instructors). Although scholars do not agree on how the Heian kata were created, it is commonly stated that all are derived in some part from the higher level kata, Kanku‐dai (In addition to the Kanku‐dai, each of the Heian kata are related to another advanced kata). Itosu created the Heian kata for introduction into the school curriculum, removing or de‐emphasizing some of the more dangerous techniques found in the advanced kata.
This kata is noted for the introduction of a jump from one position to another, a new kicking technique, chudan mika zuki geri (middle level inside crescent kick) two new hand techniques, chudan mawashi zuki (middle level round house punch) and jodan shuto juji uke (upper level open hand X block).