English - First cause
In the SKA we only perform the first of the Taikyoku katas. These were created relatively late, for the purposes of teaching new students, and other styles of karate and Shotokan organisations perform up to five versions of the kata. It's also known as kihon-kata, meaning "basic kata"
With only two moves to perform, the most important thing when learning this kata is to get your front stance (zenkutsu-dachi) solid. Don't lean forward, and use your hips to generate power in your techniques.
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