Heian yodan (kata) video
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Heian Yodan is the fourth of the five Heian, or “Peaceful Mind” of Shotokan Karate katas.
The layout of this kata is a plus sign on top of a minus sign. It starts at the center of the plus sign. The kata also ends in the same place. From this starting point the kata moves to the left and then the right. It then moves down the vertical to the bottom horizontal. Here it moves right and then left. The movement then goes back up the vertical to the top horizontal, where it moves left and then right and then completes.
This kata also introduces the student for the first time to two new concepts. One is where the student is required to follow up a technique, in this case a jodan mae geri keage (upper level front snapping kick), with a “leap” forward into a kosa-dachi (cross legged stance), the distance travelled will usually be equal to one full length zenkutsu dachi (front stance) in distance. The second, is that of shifting from one stance to another without moving the feet from the present line they are on. In this case from a kokutsu dachi (back stance) to a zenkutsu dachi (front stance).