American Shotokan Karate Federation
American Shotokan
Karate Federation

Heian Godan

Step Movement/Stance Technique
1 Ready position
2 Turn left 90°, step out left back stance Left middle inside block
3 Remain in place Right middle reverse punch
4 Turn right 90°, pivoting on left foot, draw right foot into left, informal attention stance Left middle hook punch slowly
5 Turn right 90°, step forward right back stance Right middle inside block
6 Remain in place Left middle reverse punch
7 Turn left 90°, pivoting on right foot, draw left foot into right, informal attention stance Right middle hook punch slowly
8 Step forward right back stance Right middle augmented block
9 Step forward left front stance Bring both fists to right hip, then downward x-block
10 Remain in place Bring crossed fists to chest, then upper x-block (open hand)
11 Remain in place, twist hips right 45° Wrists remain touching, rotate palms to face each other, then pull hands to right hip, wrists remain touching
12 Remain in place Left middle hammer-fist strike
13 Step forward right front stance Right middle lunge punch, KIAI
14 Turn left 270°, pivoting on the left foot, horse riding stance Right downward block, to the right
15 Remain in place Left middle vertical knife-hand block, to the left, slowly
16 Turn left 90°, pivoting on left foot Right middle crescent kick
17 Turn left 90°, pivoting on left foot, horse riding stance Right middle front elbow strike into left palm
18 Bring left foot behind right, cross stance Right middle augmented block, to the right
19 Turn left 90°, straighten right leg, extend left leg forward about 1 foot, toes touching ground Punch straight up behind head with right fist, left fist remains in contact with right elbow
20 Bring right leg rapidly to left, jump off left foot, draw knees high, turn left 90° in the air and land right low cross stance Draw both fists to waist during jump, then downward x-block on landing
21 Turn right 90°, pivoting on the left foot, step forward right augmented front stance Right middle augmented block
22 Turn left 180°, pivoting on both feet, left augmented front stance Right downward palm-heel strike, simultaneously left upper sweeping block
23 Feet remain in place, shift weight back, left back stance Left downward block, simultaneously right upper inside block behind head
24 Turn right 90°, pivoting on the left foot, draw left foot to right, informal attention stance Arms remain in place
25 Turn left 90°, pivoting on the left foot, step forward right augmented front stance Left downward palm-heel strike, simultaneously right upper sweeping block
26 Feet remain in place, shift weight back, right back stance Right downward block, simultaneous left upper inside block behind head
27 Pull right foot back into ready position, facing same direction as start