Pinan sono ichi (kata) video
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Pinan sono ichi is the first Kata of the Pinan group in Kyokushinkai Karate. Pinan Katas are similar to those found in Shotokan Karate, since they were developed from Mas Oyama’s training under Gichin Funakoshi. Master Funakoshi in turn derived these kata from northern Chinese kempo and Shorin Ryu, the Okinawan karate style based on Chinese Shaolin (i.e. “Shorin”) kempo. These kata utilize long, powerful stances and strong blocks and strikes.
Pinan sono ichi develops a number of defensive techniques (Gedan Barai, Jodan Uke and Mawashi Shuto Uchi) and a number attacking techniques (Chudan Oi Tsuki and Tetsui Komi Kami). Body positioning is developed with the execution of Zenkutsu Dachi, Neko Ashi Dachi and Kokutsu Dachi. In Pinan Sono Ichi, above all the leg movements and changes of direction, the posture of the upper body and the tension control are focused upon.