American Shotokan Karate Federation
American Shotokan
Karate Federation

Heian Yondan

 

Step Movement/Stance Technique
1 Ready position
2 Turn left 90°, and step forward left back stance Left upper level inside knife-hand block. Simultaneous right upper level knife-hand rising block. Arms form a rectangle with 90° angles.
3 Turn right 180°, pivoting on both feet to right back stance Right upper level inside knife-hand block. Simultaneous left upper level knife-hand rising block. Arms form a rectangle with 90° angles.
4 Turn left 90°, pivoting on the right foot, step forward left front stance Downward x-block
5 Step forward right back stance Right middle augmented block
6 Bring left foot to right knee Bring right fist back into draw-hand by hip, bring left fist to rest on top of right fist. Simultaneously execute a upper level horizontal left back-fist strike with a left leg side snap kick.
7 Turn left 90°, pivoting on the right foot, step forward left front stance Right front elbow strike into left palm
8 Turn right 90°, pivoting on left foot, bring right foot to left knee Bring left fist back into draw-hand by hip, bring right fist to rest on top of left fist. Simultaneously execute a upper level horizontal right back-fist strike with a right leg side snap kick.
9 Turn right 90°, pivoting on left foot, step forward right front stance Left front elbow strike into right palm
10 Feet in place Left downward knife-hand block, simultaneously bring right arm up to right upper level knife-hand rising block
11 Turn left 90°, pivoting on both feet, left front stance Left rising knife-hand block, simultaneous right upper knife-hand strike
12 Left foot in place Right middle front snap-kick
13 Step forward, right cross stance Right vertical back-fist strike (chest level),KIAI
14 Turn left 225°, pivoting on right foot, step forward left back stance (slowly) Cross arms in front of upper chest, then middle reverse wedge block  (closed fists).
15 Left foot in place Right middle front snap-kick
16 Step forward right front stance Middle combination punch (right lunge punch, then left reverse punch)
17 Turn right 90°, pivoting on left foot, right back stance (slowly) Cross arms in front of upper chest, then middle reverse wedge block  (closed fists).
18 Right foot in place Left middle front snap-kick
19 Step forward left front stance Middle combination punch (left lunge punch, then right reverse punch)
20 Turn left 45°, pivoting on right foot, left back stance Left middle augmented block
21 Step forward, right back stance Right middle augmented block
22 Step forward, left back stance Left middle augmented block
23 Shift weight forward, left modified front stance (no side distance) Reach forward with both hands to grasp sides of opponents head, then right rising knee strike, simultaneously bring closed fists down to sides of kicking knee, KIAI
24 Turn 180° left, pivoting on left foot, step back into left back stance Left middle knife-hand block
25 Step forward right back stance Right middle knife-hand block
26 Pull right foot back into ready position