Heian godan begins immediately with a subtlety: defense and counter in Kōkutsu dachi. The requirement is to execute both techniques with physical effort: Defend with open hips, counter with closed hips. In doing so, when the hip is turned in to gyaku zuki, the stance should be kept stable and correct, with the back knee remaining pointed backwards. This is followed by the Mizu-nagare stance, which can be interpreted as an additional counter technique.
In this kata a jump appears for the first time. With this one evades an attack against the legs, which the opponent executes with a stick. It is important to tighten the legs in the jump and to jump high enough (the knees are pulled forward, upwards) to be able to escape the imaginary attack. In addition, it is important - after the jump - to land stably, so that the counterattack can be done quickly and effectively.
Duration: about 50 seconds
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