SAMURAI TWO

ORANGE AND GREEN BELT

KATAS

Pinan Sandan

Rank Color: Orange

Pinan Sandan is an orange belt kata that builds on Pinan Nidan. This kata features more advanced stances and blocks such as cat stances and reinforced blocks.

Stances Used:

          -  Cat Stance

          -  Fighting Stance

          -  Horse Stance

          -  Heisoku Dachi (Feet Together Stance)

          -  Musubi Dachi (Heels Together, Feet apart 45 degrees)

          -  Back Stance

          -  Heiko Dachi (Feet shoulder with apart)

Techniques Used:

          -  Middle Block

          -  Double Block (one hand middle, one hand low)

          -  Nukite (spear hand)
          -  Hammer Fist
          -  Punch
          -  Elbow Block
          -  Back Fist
          -  Back Elbow
          -  Over Shoulder Punch

Pinan Yondan

Rank Color: Green

Pinan Yondan is an intermediate kata learned by green belts. Imitating the previous katas by moving linearly across the mat, this kata features more complex stances and blocks.

Stances Used:

          -  Cat Stance
          -  Fighting Stance
          -  Heisoku Dachi (Feet Together Stance)
          -  Kosa Dachi [Hidden Foot (cross feet)]

Techniques Used:

          -  Knife Hand Block (with other hand on forehead)
          -  Low X-block
          -  Assisted Middle Block
          -  Hammer Fist
          -  Front Kick
          -  Elbow Strike
          -  Open Hand Low Block
          -  Neck Chop
          -  Back Fist
          -  Shuto (Knife hand block)

STANCES

  • Long Stance

  • Back Stance

  • Cat Stance

  • X-Stance

  • Sanchin

STRIKES

  • Cover Punch

  • Neck Chop

  • Palm Strike

  • Elbow Strikes

  • Spear Hands

KICKS

  • Inner/Outer Crescent Kick

  • Side Kick (Lead + Back Leg)

  • Step Behind Side Kick

  • Hook Kick (Lead + Back Leg)

  • Back Kick

  • Double Roundhouse Kick

  • Low-High Roundhouse Kick

  • Lead Leg Sweep

BLOCKS

  • Knife Hand (Middle + Low Block)

  • Scissor Block

  • Wing Block

  • X-Block (Low + High)

  • Reinforced Middle Block

MOTION

  • Switch (Forward, Backward)

  • Lateral Steps

  • Back Turning Steps

  • Knee Fake