Shiho Zuki «Punching in four directions»

This is part of preparation for the beginners for actual kata. Shiho means 4 directions. The purpose of training Shiho Zuki is that the beginners understand the concept of Mawari Ashi or turning. Basically there are 2 ways of turning, one is turning on the front foot and the other, turning on the back foot. Please follow the numbers and look at the images.

  1. Musubi Dachi “Rei”
  2. Move your right foot to Hachiji Dachi “Yoi Position”
  3. Turn 90 degree to your left side and do Hidari Gedan barai (Zenkutsu Dachi)
    Oi Zuki (Moto Dachi)
  4. Mawatte, Migi Gedan Barai (Zenkutsu Dachi, moving from right, 180 degree)
    Oi Zuki (Moto Dachi)
  5. Hidari Gedan Barai (Zenkutsu Dachi, moving from left, 90 degree)
    Oi Zuki(Moto Dachi)
  6. Mawatte, Hidari Gedan Barai (Zenkutsu Dachi, moving from left, 180 degree)
    Oi Zuki (Moto Dachi)
  7. Mawatte, Hidari Gedan Barai (Zenkutsu Dachi, moving from left, 180 degree)
  8. Yame

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