Mawashi Kata forms one of the six basic or 'Kihon' Kata's. 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 fifth Kihon Kata taught at Broseley Goju Kan is Mawahi Kata. This Kata is performed much like Kihon Ni but ends a move early compared to Kihon Ni (no front left diagonal). The kata is made up primarily of changes of direction encompassing Mawashi uke (roundhouse block) into Sanchin Dachi. Following each Mawashi uke a Yoko empi (Side elbow strike) is performed (into Shiko Dachi) followed by an Uraken uchi (Backfist strike) and a Tettsui uchi (Hammer-fist strike).

Broseley Goju Kan teach Mawashi Kata around 8th-7th Kyu depending on the abilities of the Karateka


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