Pinan sono San - Step by Step

# Explanation
1. Begin the Kata from the base KAMAE-position in FUDO DACHI. On the command PINAN SONO ICHI followed by the command YOI perform a slow YOI DACHI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.

On the command HAJIME/ICHI move the left foot to the left and turn 90° anti-clockwise into left KOKUTSU DACHI and block left UCHI UKE.


2. Bring the right foot to the left foot into MUSUBI DACHI and at the same time position the right hand in a GEDAN BARAI position. Block right UCHI UKE / GEDAN BARAI.
3. Block left Uchi Uke / Gedan Barai.
4. Move the right foot back 180° clockwise into right KOKUTSU DACHI and block right UCHI UKE.
5. Bring the left foot to the right foot into MUSUBI DACHI and at the same time position the left hand in a GEDAN BARAI position. Block left UCHI UKE / GEDAN BARAI.
6. Block right Uchi Uke / Gedan Barai.
7. Move the left foot at 90° anti-clockwise into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block MOROTE UCHI UKE.
8. Block left SHUTO OSAE UKE and return the right hand open to the ready punch position. Move forward into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and strike right CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
9. Pivot on the right foot in an anti-clockwise 180° and spin into KIBA DACHI, simultaneously the left arm comes over the right one (hands are closing to a fist). On completion of the turn, into KIBA DACHI, strike left TETTSUI JODAN YOKO UCHI .
10. Move forward into right ZENKUTSU DACHI, punch right CHUDAN OI TSUKI with KIAI.
11. Pivot on the right foot and turn 180° anti-clockwise into MUSUBI DACHI simultaneously placing the fists in RYO KEN KOSHI KAMAE (both of fists are facing forward on the hips).
After this position has been taken there is a slight pause for a mental count of two before the next technique.
12. Kick right JODAN MAE GERI bring the foot back and place it down turning your body 90° anti-clockwise into KIBA DACHI, immediately block with right CHUDAN HIJI UKE, keeping the fists in RYO KEN KOSHI KAMAE (1).
13. Strike right URAKEN CHUDAN YOKO UCHI and return the fist to the hip position.
14. Kick left JODAN MAE GERI bring the foot back and place it down turning your body 90° clockwise into KIBA DACHI, immediately block left CHUDAN HIJI UKE, , keeping the fists in RYO KEN KOSHI KAMAE (2).
15. Strike left URAKEN CHUDAN YOKO UCHI and return the fist to the hip position.
16. Kick right JODAN MAE GERI bring the foot back and place it down turning your body 90° anti-clockwise into KIBA DACHI, immediately block with right CHUDAN HIJI UKE, , keeping the fists in RYO KEN KOSHI KAMAE (3).
17. Strike right URAKEN CHUDAN YOKO UCHI and return the fist to the hip position.
18. Move forward into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
19. Move the right foot forward to the left (into HEIKO DACHI), immediately move across into KIBA DACHI and continue the movement by KAITEN ASHI (turning 180° anti-clockwise on the right foot) into another KIBA DACHI, simultaneously strike left USHIRO HIJI ATE and right JODAN USHIRO TSUKI.
20. Keeping the arms in the same position jump to the right, leading with the left foot (hook your leg), land in KIBA DACHI and strike right USHIRO HIJI-ATE and left USHIRO TSUKI with KIAI.

On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position).

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