Heian Yondan


There are five Heian forms, containing a great variety of techniques and almost all of the basic stances. Having mastered these five forms, one can be confident that he is able to defend himself competently in most situations. The meaning of the name is to be taken in this context.

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Heian Yondan kata introduces use of elbow and knee strikes. This kata also contains throws, sweeps, joint locks and kicks.

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