Seipai Kata - Step by Step

# Explanation
1. Begin the Kata in FUDO DACHI. Move into MUSUBI DACHI and MOKUSO on the command MOKUSO. On the next command SEIPAI, open eyes, move into the YOI/HACHIJI DACHI position with IBUKI.

On the command HAJIME/ICHI move forward with the right leg turning 90° into MAE KIBA DACHI covering with left SHOTEI and positioning the right arm for the strike. Execute a slow right HAISHO.


2. Step forward in left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left CHUDAN OI TSUKI, with the open right hand placed on the left forearm.
3. Move forward with the right leg turning 90° into MAE KIBA DACHI and strike right HIJI JODAN UCHI (strike to the opponent's jaw) with the left hand placed over the right fist.
4. With the hands in the same position bring the right leg back into TSURU ASHI DACHI and kick right JODAN YOKO GERI. Return into TSURU ASHI DACHI and turn 180° clockwise placing the right leg down into, step right back in KIBA DACHI, looking to the left and slowly block and strike simultaneously with right SHUTO CHUDAN UCHI UKE and left SHUTO GEDAN UCHI.
5. With the hands in the same position bring the left leg back into TSURU ASHI DACHI, kick left JODAN YOKO GERI. Return into TSURU ASHI DACHI and down into MAE KIBA DACHI, looking to the right and slowly block and strike simultaneously with right SHUTO CHUDAN UCHI UKE and left SHUTO GEDAN UCHI.
6. Move the left leg across covering with the right elbow and prepare to strike. Complete the turn into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and strike right SHUTO YOKO GANMEN UCHI, returning the left fist closed to the ready punch position.
7. With the hands in this position kick left MAE TOBI GERI. Land into MAE KIBA DACHI having turned the body 90° clockwise and strike with a left HIJI JODAN UCHI with the right hand placed over the left fist and KIAI.
8. Move the right leg across turning 180° into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right MOROTE CHUDAN UCHI UKE (left fist is supporting the right arm).
9. Turn the body 90° anti-clockwise, move the right leg into right SANCHIN DACHI, covering with the right fist while returning the left fist to the ready punch position, looking to the left and make a left CHUDAN JUN TSUKI.
10. Move the right leg forward into left NEKO ASHI DACHI, turning the body 90° ant-clockwise and strike a right URAKEN OROSHI GANMEN UCHI (the right elbow should be positioned above the left fist).
11. Still retaining the same position, and with the left hand also in the same position, execute a right KAKE UKE(open the right hand and grab or hook the opponent’s arm).
12. Pull right hand back into a fist in the ready punch position, slide into a right ZENKUTSU DACHI and strike right CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
13. Slide the right leg back turning the bodyT 90° clockwise into MAE KIBA DACHI bring the right hand open back over your head and strike right SHUTO HIZO UCHI.
14. Bring the right leg up into TSURU ASHI DACHI and position both arms in front of the body with both open hands in front of the face.
15. From this position kick right JODAN YOKO GERI, return to TSURU ASHI DACHI and kick JODAN MAE GERI, step into a MAE KIBA DACHI, strike a MOROTE GEDAN TSUKI, all in one movement.
16. Move the left leg anti-clockwise 180° into left TSURU ASHI DACHI and position both arms in front of the body with both open hands in front of the face.
17. From this position kick right JODAN YOKO GERI, return to TSURU ASHI DACHI and kick JODAN MAE GERI, step into a MAE KIBA DACHI, strike a MOROTE GEDAN TSUKI, all in one movement.
18. Move the left leg across turning 90° in into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and block left GEDAN BARAI.
19. Bring the left fist back in the ready punch position, lifting the right leg into TSURI ASHI DACHI turning the body 90° clockwise and look to the right. Jump to the right into KAKE DACHI and strike a left YAMA TSUKI (right fist URA GEDAN, left fist high JODAN) with KIAI .
20. Move the left foot forward turning 90° anti-clockwise into left KOKUTSU DACHI and block with a left SHUTO MAWASHI UKE.
21. Block a left GEDAN BARAI.
22. Block a slowly left UCHI UKE.
23. Still in the same position block right UCHI UKE and left GEDAN BARAI.
24. Repeat the block left UCHI UKE and right GEDAN BARAI.
25. With the hand in this position kick right JODAN MAE GERI, place the foot down in left ZENKUTSU DACHI and block right CHUDAN UCHI UKE.
26. In one movement pivot on the right foot 180° anti-clockwise taking the left leg behind the right leg and draw the right foot back into KOKUTSU DACHI, simultaneously position the right arm with open hand in HAITO and left hand open in the ready strike position. At the completion of the movement the left hand slowly strikes CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE.
27. Still in the same position block a SHUTO MAWASHI UKE, without the SHOTEI strike.
28. Move back with the right foot into right KOKUTSU DACHI , simultaneously thrusting both hands upwards. Swing both hands out and down quickly in a circular motion, closing the right fist and striking right TETTSUI into the open left hand.
29. Move the left foot back into NEKO ASHI DACHI, pulling both closed fists back in the ready punch position and strike right GEDAN TSUKI with KIAI, supporting it with the left SHUTO hand towards the inside of the right elbow arm.

The Kata is completed by moving the right foot back into MUSUBI DACHI and the MOKUSO position is retained until the command NAORE when the FUDO DACHI position is taken.