Pinan Shodan Ura - 平安初段裏

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# Pinan Shodan Ura - 平安初段裏
Begin the Kata from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command PINAN SHODAN URA followed by YOI perform a slow YOI DACHI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI turn left 90° counterclockwise into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI (pull the right hand back in HIKITE position).
2. With a straight left arm pointing forward turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI (70% of the body weight is on the front leg; position of the gravity is 7-3 position) punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
3. Move the back foot across and turn 180° clockwise to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
Slide the right foot back into NEKO ASHI DACHI, strike right TETSUI KOME KAME UCHI.
4. With the right arm in the same striking position turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
5. Bring the left foot across 90° counterclockwise to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
6. Turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right SEIKEN JODAN UKE (1).
7. With the right arm in the same blocking position turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left SEIKEN JODAN UKE (2).
8. With the left arm still in the same blocking position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right SEIKEN JODAN UKE with KIAI (3).
9. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° counterclockwise into left ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking left GEDAN BARAI.
10. Turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
11. Slide the right foot across and turn 180° clockwise to the left into right ZENKUTSU DACHI blocking right GEDAN BARAI.
12. Turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left SEIKEN CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
13. Bring the left foot across 90° counterclockwise to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
14. Turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right SEIKEN CHUDAN OI TSUKI (1).
15. Turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI punching left SEIKEN CHUDAN OI TSUKI (2).
16. Turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI punching right SEIKEN CHUDAN OI TSUKI with KIAI (3).
17. Slide the left foot across and turn through 270° conterclockwise into left KOKUSTU DACHI blocking left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
18. With the arms stil in the same blocking position turn 405° (360° + 45°) clockwise on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI punching right SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
19. Slide the right foot across and turn 135° to the right into right KOKUTSU DACHI blocking right SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
20. With the arms still in the same blocking position turn 405° (360° + 45°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI blocking left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil lloking right until the turn is completed).

Pinan Nidan Ura - 平安二段裏

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# Pinan Nidan Ura - 平安二段裏
Begin the Kata from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command PINAN NIDAN URA followed by YOI perform a slow YOI DACHIthat ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI bring both fists into right WAKI no KAMAE (pull simultaneously the right fist back to the right side in the ready punch position and the left fist is positioned immediately on, and vertical to, the right fist) and turn 450° (360° + 90°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI and execute simultaneously the left arm in CHUDAN UCHI UKE and the right arm in JODAN UKE.
2. Still in KOKUTSU DACHI, block the opponent's attack firmly with right TETSUI HIZO UCHI. The left fist is simultaneously brought back over the right shoulder so that the elbow is level with the jaw (n.b. the back of the fist faces upwards).

Slide through with the left leg and turn into KIBA DACHI, looking to the left and attack with left TETTSUI JODAN YOKO UCHI, simultaneously pull the right fist back in HIKITE (ready punch) position.

3. Bring both fists back in left WAKI no KAMAE (right fist is positioned on the left fist) and turn 450° (360° + 90°) clockwise on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI and execute simultaneously the right arm in UCHI UKE and the left arm in JODAN UKE.
4. Still in KOKUTSU DACHI, block the opponent's attack firmly with left TETTSUI HIZO UCHI.
Slide through with the right leg and turn into KIBA DACHI, looking to the right and attack with right TETTSUI JODAN YOKO UCHI, simultaneously pull the left fist into HIKITE position.
5. Bring the right leg back turning 90° counterclockwise into TSURU ASHI DACHI and simultaneously bring the fists to the left WAKI no KAMAE. Kick JODAN YOKO GERI and strike URAKEN JODAN YOKO UCHI with the right fist (n.b. the left fist remains in the ready punch position).

Place the right foot on the ground behind the left foot and turn 180° counterclockwise into left KOKUTSU DACHI and block left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
6. With the hands still in position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI and block right SHUTO MAWASHI UKE (1).
7. With the hands still in position turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI and block left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE (2).
8. With the hands still in position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI simultaneously blocking left SHUTO UKE and strike right CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE and KIAI.
9. Move the left foot at 90° counterclockwise and pivot on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI and block left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
10. With the hands still in position turn 405° (360° + 45°) clockwise on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI and block right SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
11. Move the right foot 135° clockwise into right KOKUTSU DACHI and block right SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
12. With the hands still in position turn 405° (360° + 45°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI and block left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
13. Move the left leg across at 45° counterclockwise to turn into left ZENKUTSU DACHI, simultaneously bring the left hand to the level of your right jaw (inside of your hand is faced outwards) and the right hand in addition block the opponent’s kick with right SHUTO GEDAN BARAI (this is halfway the block of right HAITO UKE (as if scooping up). Continue this movement slowly (in 3 seconds) by closing the hands to a fist and making a right UCHI UKE.
14. With the hand still in blocking position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot. Kick right JODAN MAE GERI (from behind), so that the leg is just inside the right arm (when executing the kick ensure that the right arm does not drop from the blocking position), and move forward into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN GYAKU TSUKI.
15. Block slowly with left UCHI UKE in a count of three. With the hand still in blocking position turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI, kick left JODAN MAE GERI (from behind), step into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch right CHUDAN GYAKU TSUKI.
16. With the hand still in position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right MOROTE CHUDAN UKE (the right fist should come from the left shoulder).
17. Slide the left foot across 270° counterclockwise and pivot on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI
18. In the same position directly strike a left JODAN NIHON NUKITE at 45° clockwise. With the hand still in position turn 405° (360° + 45°) clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right JODAN UKE.
19. Slide the right foot back 135° clockwise into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block GEDAN BARAI.
20. In the same position directly strike a right JODAN NIHON NUKITE at 45° counterclockwise. With the hand still in position turn 405° (360° + 45°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left JODAN UKE and KIAI.
On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil looking right until the turn is completed).

Pinan Sandan Ura - 平安三段裏

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# Pinan Sandan Ura - 平安三段裏
Begin the Kata from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command PINAN SANDAN URA followed by YOI perform a slow YOI DACHIthat ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI turn 450° (360° + 90°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI and 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. In the same position block left Uchi Uke / Gedan Barai.
4. Turn 450° clockwise on the left foot 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. In the same position block right Uchi Uke / Gedan Barai.
7. Move the left foot at 90° counterclockwise into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block MOROTE CHUDAN UKE.
8. With the hands still in the same blocking position turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI, block left SHUTO UKE and strike right CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
9. Pivot on the right foot in an 180° counterclockwise 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. With the left hand still in position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI, punch right CHUDAN TSUKI and KIAI.
11. Pivot on the right foot and turn 180° counterclockwise into MUSUBI DACHI, simultaneously placing the fists in RYO KEN KOSHI KAMAE (both of the fists are facing forward on the hips).
12. With hands in the same position turn 270° clockwise on the left foot and kick right USHIRO MAWASHI GERI, and before placing the foot on the ground, kick right Jodan Yoko GERI, bring the foot back and place it down into KIBA DACHI, immediately block with your 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. With hands in the same position turn 180° counterclockwise on the right foot and kick left USHIRO MAWASHI GERI, and before placing the foot on the ground, kick left Jodan Yoko GERI, bring the foot back and place it down into KIBA DACHI, immediately block with your left CHUDAN HIJI UKE, keeping the fists in RYO KEN KOSHI KAMAE (1).
15. Strike left URAKEN CHUDAN YOKO UCHI and return the fist to the hip position.
16. With hands in the same position turn 180° clockwise on the left foot and kick right USHIRO MAWASHI GERI, and before placing the foot on the ground, kick right Jodan Yoko GERI, bring the foot back and place it down into KIBA DACHI, immediately block with your 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. Turn counterclockwise 360° on the right foot 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 KAITEN ASHI (turning 180° counterclockwise on the right foot) into another KIBA DACHI, simultaneously strike left USHIRO HIJI UCHI and right JODAN USHIRO TSUKI.
20. Keeping the arms in the same position jump and turn in one movement 360° clockwise to the right, land in KIBA DACHI and strike right USHIRO HIJI-ATE and left USHIRO TSUKI and KIAI.
On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil looking right until the turn is completed).

Pinan Yondan Ura - 平安四段裏

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# Pinan Yondan Ura - 平安四段裏
Begin the Kata from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command PINAN YONDAN URA followed by YOI perform a slow YOI DACHI that ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI bring both fists into right WAKI no KAMAE (pull simultaneously the right fist back to the right side in the ready punch position and the left fist is positioned immediately on, and vertical to, the right fist) and turn 450° (360° + 90°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI and execute simultaneously the left arm in SHUTO UCHI UKE and raise the right arm into a SHUTO JODAN UKE (to the side of the head).
2. Bring both fists back in left WAKI no KAMAE and turn 540° (450° + 180°) clockwise on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI and execute simultaneously the right arm in SHUTO UCHI UKE and raise the left arm into a SHUTO JODAN UKE.
3. With the hands still in the same position turn 450° counterclockwise to the left on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and simultaneously block right SEIKEN JUJI GEDAN UKE (right arm above left).
4. Bring both fists back in left WAKI no KAMAE and turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
5. Bring the left leg slowly into TSURU ASHI DACHI, move the right and left fists back into right WAKI no KAMAE.
6. Kick left JODAN YOKO GERI and simultaneously strike left URAKEN JODAN YOKO UCHI (the right fist remains in ready position). Bring the left foot back into TSURU ASHI DACHI and open the left fist in the SHUTO position then step down to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI. While turning the hips 90° counterclockwise into the stance, strike right HIJI JODAN UCHI, hitting the open left SHUTO-hand.
7. Turn the body 90° clockwise and lift the right leg slowly into TSURU ASHI DACHI, move the fists back into left WAKI no KAMAE.
8. Kick right JODAN YOKO GERI and simultaneously strike right URAKEN JODAN YOKO UCHI (the left fist remains in ready position). Bring the right foot back into TSURU ASHI DACHI and open the right fist in the SHUTO position then step down to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI. While turning the hips 90° counterclockwise into the stance, strike left HIJI JODAN UCHI, hitting the open right SHUTO-hand.
9. Partially turn the upper body and head 135° counterclockwise to the left retaining the ZENKUTSU DACHI stance, bring the right hand behind the head in the SHUTO position and extend the left arm with the hand open in a SHUTO JODAN cover position so that it is level with your head. Complete the turn into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and strike right SHUTO YOKO GANMEN UCHI at 135° counterclockwise and at the same time pull the left hand back so that it is one fist away from the forehead with the palm facing away from the body (face also at 135° counterclockwise).
10. Kick right JODAN MAE GERI at 45° clockwise (from 135° ZENKUTSU DACHI position) with the hands in the same position (to the front). Before placing the right foot down turn clockwise 270° on the left foot into jumping into a right KAKE DACHI and as you land in KAKE DACHI strike right URAKEN SAYU UCHI and KIAI (as you strike the left hand moves outside the right and returns to the left ready punch position, closed).
11. Move the left foot at 135° counterclockwise into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and simultaneously block a slow KAKE WAKE UKE (downwards cross arm block with the hands closed, left over right).
12. With the hands still in the same blocking position turn 360° clockwise on the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI, kick right JODAN MAE GERI (from behind) and move into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and execute NIHON CHUDAN TSUKI (left and right).
13. Move the right foot across 90° clockwise to the right into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and simultaneously block a slow MOROTE GEDAN BARAI / KAKE WAKE UKE(downwards cross arm block with the hands closed, right over left).
14. With the hands still in the same blocking position turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI, kick left JODAN MAE GERI (from behind), and move into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and execute NIHON CHUDAN TSUKI (right and left).
15. Move to the left 45° counterclockwise to the left into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left MOROTE UCHI UKE.
16. Pull the fists back into left WAKI no KAMAE. Turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right MOROTE UCHI UKE.
17. Pull the fists back into right WAKI no KAMAE. Turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left MOROTE UCHI UKE.
18. Pull the fists back into left WAKI no KAMAE. Turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and open both hands and grab for an imaginary opponent's head to the front.
19. Pull the hands down, kick right HIZA GERI with KIAI (as if pulling the opponent’s head onto your knee). Place the right foot down next to the left and turn 180° counterclockwise into left KOKUTSU DACHI and execute a SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
20. With the hands still in the same position turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI and execute a SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
On the NAORE command return to FUDO DACHI (pull left foot back to the base position, stil looking right until the turn is completed).

Pinan Godan Ura - 平安五段裏

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# Pinan Godan Ura - 平安五段裏
Begin the Kata from the base KAMAE position in FUDO DACHI. On the command PINAN GODAN URA followed by YOI perform a slow YOI DACHIthat ends in HEIKO DACHI.
1. On the command HAJIME/ICHI turn 450° (360° + 90°) counterclockwise on the right foot into left KOKUTSU DACHI, block left CHUDAN UCHI UKE and punch right CHUDAN GYAKU TSUKI.
2. Turning 90° clockwise, return the left foot into HEISOKU DACHI simultaneously the right fist is pulled slowly back into right WAKI no KAMAE (left fist on top of the right one).
3. Turn 450° clockwise on the left foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI and block right CHUDAN UCHI UKE and punch left CHUDAN GYAKU TSUKI.
4. Turning 90° counterclockwise return the right foot into HEISOKU DACHI simultaneously the left fist is pulled slowly back into left WAKI no KAMAE (right fist on top of the left one).
5. With the hands still in the same position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right CHUDAN MOROTE UCHI UKE.
6. With the hands still in the same position turn 360° counterclockwise on the right foot into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block SEIKEN JUJI GEDAN UKE (the block is executed from the JUJI position from the right ear).
7. Drive both arms up into SHUTO JUJI JODAN UKE (left arm under right).
8. Execute a clockwise twisting movement with both SHUTO hands, and them pull them back into right SHUTO WAKI no KAMAE (left SHUTO hand on top of the right one).
9. With the hands still in the same position turn 360° clockwise on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI, punch right CHUDAN OI TSUKI simultaneously pulling the left hand back closed to the ready punch position.
10. Turn 180° counterclockwise, pivoting on the left foot, blocking right leg TEISOKU UKE and prepare to block GEDAN BARAI (the leg block is executed as if being attacked from behind and the left hand covers the groin), stamp with the right foot into into KIBA DACHI and block GEDAN BARAI with KIAI.
11. Quickly turn the head 180° counterclockwise to the left and bring the right palm in front of your face to cover with SHOTEI (the open left hand is positioned under the right arm). Bring the left hand slowly from under the right arm pit and block HAISHU UKE at approximately head height, simultaneously pulling the right hand back closed to the ready punch position.
12. Using the right foot strike your left hand with TEISOKU UKE. Return the right leg and simultaneously strike the left hand with JODAN HIJI ATE. When placing th right foot to the ground, turn clockwise 360° on the left foot into right KAKE DACHI and block with right CHUDAN MOROTE UCHI UKE.
13. From the KAKE DACHI position, turn your head 180° counterclockwise and step at 90° counterclockwise into left KOKUTSU DACHI, simultaneously strike a right MOROTE JODAN AGE TSUKI.
14. Pull both fists back into the ready punch position, whilst leaping in the air turning 90° counterclockwise to the left, and you land into a low KAKE DACHI blocking JUJI GEDAN UKE with KIAI.
15. When coming up turn clockwise 450° on the left foot into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right CHUDAN MOROTE UKE.
16. With the hands still in the same position turn 585° (360° + 180° + 45°) counterclockwise on the right foot into a left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right SHOTEI GEDAN UKE, whilst bringing your left SHUTO hand up to the right ear.
17. Turn the hips 90° counterclockwise into left KIBA DACHI, pull the right hand back and extend it fully upwards above the right shoulder with the fist closed, simultaneously block left GEDAN BARAI and keep the head facing the direction of the block (MANJI UKE).
18. Retaining the arm positions bring the left foot to the right, at 45° counterclockwise, into MUSUBI DACHI.
19. With the hands still in the same position turn 405° (360° + 45°) clockwise on the left foot into a right ZENKUTSU DACHI simultaneously block left SHOTEI GEDAN UKE and the right hand is brought up to the left side of the head (as previously described).
20. Turn the hips 90° clockwise into right KIBA DACHI, pull the left hand back and extend it fully upwards above the left shoulder with the fist closed, simultaneously block right GEDAN BARAI and keep the head facing the direction of the block (MANJI UKE).
On the NAORE command move the right foot back at 45° clockwise into FUDO DACHI.

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