Pinan SanDan

Pinan San­Dan (Peace­ful Mind Num­ber Three) kata.

Pinan SanDan Kata

1. From masu­ba dachi (atten­tion stance), rei (bow), then open to hachi­ji dachi (ready stance).

2. Drop your weight as you turn the hips 90 degrees to your left, set­ting into a left shomen neko ashi dachi (left front fac­ing cat stance) while doing a left soto uke (left mid­dle block) (the right hand is pulled back in hikite).

3. Step your right foot to your left foot into a heisoku dachi as you relax your left arm back across your upper chest and your right arm across your low­er body and then throw a right soto uke (right mid­dle block)and a left gedan uke (left low block) simul­ta­ne­ous­ly.

4. Let your right arm relax back across your upper chest and your left arm across your low­er body and then throw a left soto uke (left mid­dle block) and a right gedan uke (right low block) simul­ta­ne­ous­ly.

5. Drop your weight as you turn the hips 180 degrees to your right, set­ting into a right shomen neko ashi dachi (right front fac­ing cat stance) while doing a right soto uke (right mid­dle block) (the left hand is pulled back in hikite).

6. Step your left foot to your right foot into a heisoku dachi as you relax your right arm back across your upper chest and your left arm across your low­er body and then throw a left soto uke (left mid­dle block) and a right gedan uke (right low block) simul­ta­ne­ous­ly.

7. Let your left arm relax back across your upper chest and your right arm across your low­er body and then throw a right soto uke (right mid­dle block) and a left gedan uke (left low block) simul­ta­ne­ous­ly.

8. Drop your weight as you turn the hips 90 degrees to your left, set­ting into a left shomen neko ashi dachi (left front fac­ing cat stance) while doing a left soto uke (left mid­dle block) (the right hand is pulled back in hikite).

9. Step for­ward with your right foot into a right jun­zu­ki dachi (right front stance) and throw a right yohon nukite (right four fin­ger spear hand) to the solar plexus lev­el (the left hand is pulled back in hikite).

10. Set your left foot over slight­ly and turn your body 180 degrees to your left into a jun­zu­ki no tsuko­mi dachi (left lunge stance). As you turn let the right arm fall so it ends extend­ed palm up cen­tered on the but­tocks.

11. Pull your left foot back behind you turn­ing your body 90 degrees to the left into a shiko dachi (four point stance) and throw­ing a gedan uke (low block) straight to your left and pulling your right arm into a hikite posi­tion as you look to your left.

12. Step for­ward with your right foot into a right jun­zu­ki dachi (right front stance) and throw a right jun­zu­ki (right front punch) to the solar plexus lev­el (the left hand is pulled back in hikite).

13. Piv­ot on your right foot and turn your body to your left 180 degrees as you pull your left foot to your right into masu­ba dachi (atten­tion stance). As you turn let your fists move to belt lev­el on the sides of your body. You fin­ish with the knuck­les, (the face of the fist), of the index and mid­dle fin­gers, on your belt, palm fac­ing to the rear, with your elbows out to your side and push­ing for­ward slight­ly.

14. As you set your right foot for­ward (in line with your left foot), let your right fist roll toward the floor and back on the lit­tle fin­ger (end­ing up as a low hikite, on your belt). Now piv­ot both feet and twist your body to your left 90 degrees into a shiko dachi (four point stance). As you twist into the shiko dachi let your right arm return to it’s pri­or posi­tion by revers­ing the motion it made at the begin­ning of this move (let your fist roll for­ward and up, to the first two knuck­les). Then throw a right gedan uke (right low block) straight to your right side, and then return your hand back to it’s pri­or posi­tion on your belt (by turn­ing the hand, at the exten­sion of the block, counter-clock­wise 90 degrees and flex­ing the bicep, to draw the hand straight to the belt).

15. Piv­ot on the balls of both feet and turn your body 90 degrees to your right as you let your left fist roll toward the floor and back on the lit­tle fin­ger (end­ing up as a low hikite, on your belt). Step for­ward with your left foot (in line with your right foot) and piv­ot both feet and twist your body to your right 90 degrees into a shiko dachi (four point stance). As you twist into the shiko dachi let your left arm return to it’s pri­or posi­tion by revers­ing the motion it made at the begin­ning of this move (let your fist roll for­ward and up, to the first two knuck­les). Then throw a left gedan uke (left low block) straight to your left side, and then return your hand back to it’s pri­or posi­tion on your belt (by turn­ing the hand, at the exten­sion of the block, clock­wise 90 degrees and flex­ing the bicep, to draw the hand straight to the belt).

16. Piv­ot on the balls of both feet and turn your body 90 degrees to your left as you let your right fist roll toward the floor and back on the lit­tle fin­ger (end­ing up as a low hikite, on your belt). Step for­ward with your right foot (in line with your left foot) and piv­ot both feet and twist your body to your left 90 degrees into a shiko dachi (four point stance). As you twist into the shiko dachi let your right arm return to it’s pri­or posi­tion by revers­ing the motion it made at the begin­ning of this move (let your fist roll for­ward and up, to the first two knuck­les). Then throw a right gedan uke (right low block) straight to your right side (this last block stays extend­ed).

17. Mov­ing right, Step with your left foot into a left jun­zu­ki dachi (left front stance) and throw a left jun­zu­ki (left front punch).

18. Step your right foot up even with your left foot but shoul­der width apart, doing noth­ing with your arms at this point. Then piv­ot on the ball of your right foot to your left 180 degrees, set­ting your left foot into a shiko dachi (four point stance). And fin­ish by pulling your right foot in toward your left foot (stop­ping in a wide ready stance — hachi­ji dachi), as you simul­ta­ne­ous­ly pull your left hand back into a hikite and your right arm (remain­ing in a hikite posi­tion) across your body, from the shoul­der, throw­ing a punch back over your left shoul­der.

19. Set your right foot to your right into a shiko dachi (four point stance), then pull your left foot in toward your right foot (stop­ping in a wide ready stance — hachi­ji dachi), as you simul­ta­ne­ous­ly pull your right arm (remain­ing in a hikite posi­tion) from the shoul­der, back into a nor­mal hikite and your left arm (remain­ing in a hikite posi­tion) across your body, from the shoul­der, throw­ing a punch back over your right shoul­der.

20. Pull the right foot into a nor­mal hachi­ji dachi (ready stance) (very small move) and let the arms relax to your sides.

21. Close into masu­ba dachi (atten­tion stance), then bow.

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