Juni No Kata (Taikyoku or Dai Ichi
Dosa) Forms of twelve techniques (Basic
formal beginner exercise)
This is the primary kind of kata practice
on the Embusen I. Usually; there are three
Juni No Kata katas. The principle aim in
this kata is the Lunge punch (Oi-zuki).
This kata is also known as Tai Kyoku or
Dai Ichi Dosa. Perhaps the reason is that
the number of attacks in such kata is twelve.
In Junino ichi or Taikyoku Shodan or Dai
Ichi Dosa, a downward block is used; in
Junino ni or Taikyoku Nidan, an middle block
is used; and in Junino san or Taikyoku Sandan,
the upper block in cat-leg stance and front
kick and middle punch are used. Juni No
katas are practiced before Heian katas.