Kihon Means Basic, or Fundamental and refers to the basic techniques used to make up the Kihon Kata. Broseley Goju Kan practice Kihon Kata continuously at all grades to ensure sound basics and good techniques are maintained as the foundation throughout the club. There are six Kihon Kata practiced by Broseley Goju Kan. In addition to the execution of effective techniques, the practice of Kihon Kata allows the Karateka to focus on and practice the correct stances, posture and breathing.

Kihon Kata follow a similar pattern of footwork (except Kihon San) making for easier introduction to the lower grades.

The first Kihon Kata is Kihon Ichi. This Kata practices turning and movement is eight directions (left, right, forward, backward, and the four diagonals) in order to prepare the karateka to react to attack in any direction. The kata is made up of essentially of two stances (Zenkutsu Dachi and Sanchin Dachi) and two techniques (Gedan Barai and Jordan Tsuki). The principle of the kata is open (block / evade), enter (create distance for attack), finish (finish your opponent!).

            Open: Zenkutsu Dachi - Gedan Barai
            Enter: Transition to Sanchin Dachi
            Finish: Jordan Tsuki

Broseley Goju Kan teach Kihon Ichi immediate from 10th Kyu

Watch Kihon Ichi Video on YouTube