Heian sandan (kata) video
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Heian Sandan is the third of the five Heian, or “Peaceful Mind” Karate Shotokan katas.
The third kata in the heian series is noted for the introduction of kiba dachi (horse riding stance). Also introduced for the first time is a two handed combination block, in this case a gedan barai (lower level down block) and a uchi uke (inside forearm block). Other new hand techniques introduced are haishu uke (middle level back hand block) and mawashi tsuki (upper level hook punch).
One of the more difficult elements of this Kata, occurs coming back down the centre line of the Embusen (performance) in which the student is required to perform a series of kicks (landing in kiba dachi (horse riding stance) whilst keeping a straight line and simultaneously blocking and striking.