Yantsu Kata - Step by Step

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

On the command HAJIME/ICHI, in this position, extend both open hands to the front (JODAN). Then pull both hands back closed to the ready punch position, and punch JODAN MOROTE TSUKI and again pull both hands back closed to the ready punch position.



2. Strike right JODAN URAKEN MAWASHI UCHI (start with the right fist at the back, turn body clockwise, the left arm to cover).
3. Strike left JODAN URAKEN MAWASHI UCHI (start with the left fist at the back, turn body clockwise, the right arm to cover).
4. Strike right CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE (left hand also open).
5. Strike left CHUDAN YONHON NUKITE (right hand also open).
6. Slowly pull the left hand back to the ready punch position and continue with both hands moving outwards. At the completion of the movement the hands are twisted at shoulder height into an extended NUKITE (palms down, arms stretched).
7. Move the left hand quickly into a CHUDAN SHOTEI cover (shoulder height) while the right hand returns closed to the ready punch position. Move forward into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
8. Bring the right foot back into NEKO ASHI DACHI simultaneously the right hand returns to the ready punch position. Open the right hand and block GEDAN SHOTEI UKE (OSAE UKE).

Still in NEKO ASHI DACHI, slowly block right JODAN KOKEN UKE, then slowly twist the wrist in a circular motion and push the hand out into SHUTO UCHI KOMI.


9. Bring the right foot back into MUSUBI DACHI (keep hands in positon). Move forward into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch CHUDAN OI TSUKI.
10. Bring the left foot back into NEKO ASHI DACHI simultaneously the left hand returns to the ready punch position. Open the left hand and block GEDAN SHOTEI UKE (OSAE UKE). Then block left JODAN KOKEN UKE then slowly, but firmly, twist the wrist in a circular motion and push the hand out into SHUTO UCHI KOMI.
11. Turn 90° clockwise to the right, moving the left foot to the right foot into MUSUBI DACHI and slowly block left CHUDAN SHOTEI UKE.
12. Move forward into right ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch right GEDAN OI TSUKI.
13. Punch left JODAN GYAKU TSUKI and right CHUDAN OI TSUKI with KIAI.
14. With the right arm still extended kick left CHUDAN MAE GERI and bring the foot back into a NEKO ASHI DACHI position and block right CHUDAN HAITO UCHI UKE (the left hand is closed in the ready punch position).
15. Still in NEKO ASHI DACHI pull the right hand back, closed to the ready punch position, open the hand and block GEDAN SHOTEI UKE.

Then slowly block JODAN KOKEN UKE. Twist the wrist in a circular motion and strike SHUTO UCHI KOMI.


16. Turn 180° anti-clockwise to the left, pulling the left foot back to the right into MUSUBI DACHI and block left CHUDAN SHOTEI UKE (the left hand is closed in the ready punch position).
17. Move forward into left ZENKUTSU DACHI and punch left GEDAN OI TSUKI.
18. Punch right JODAN GYAKU TSUKI and left CHUDAN OI TSUKI with KIAI.
19. With the left arm still extended kick right CHUDAN MAE GERI and bring the foot back into a NEKO ASHI DACHI position and block left CHUDAN HAITO UCHI UKE (the right hand is closed in the ready punch position).
20. Still in NEKO ASHI DACHI pull the left hand back, closed to the ready punch position, open the hand and block GEDAN SHOTEI UKE then slowly block JODAN KOKEN UKE. Twist the wrist in a circular motion and strike SHUTO UCHI KOMI.

The Kata is completed on the command NAORE by moving the right foot back into MUSUBI DACHI and the MOKUSO position is retained, and with the command YASMEE the FUDO DACHI position is taken.