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Gekisai Dai Ichi




The Gekisai Kata was developed around 1940 by Master Miyagi as instructional Kata. The bases for the Gekisai Kata were to help beginner students, as filler between Sanchin Kata and Saifa. As you can see both sides of the body gets to practice each set of techniques, starting off with beginner techniques and ending up with the most difficult of moves. The Gekisai Kata introduces the student more complex moves with an easier form of execution.Students must grasp the concepts of the Gekisai Kata if they want to be able to understand the more advanced Kaishu Kata. Techniques that Miyagi admired from Shuri-te such as the gyaku shuto were also incorporated into these Kata.

Gekisai-Ichi - Attack/Smash One

Yoi - heiko dachi
1 turn to left hidari sanchin dachi - hidari age uke
2 step forward migi sanchin dachi - migi chudan tsuki
3 step back shiko dachi - hidari gedan uke
4 turn to right migi sanchin dachi - migi age uke
5 step forward hidari sanchin dachi - hidari chudan tsuki
6 step back shiko dachi - migi gedan uke
7 step forward hidari sanchin dachi - hidari yoko uke
8 step forward migi sanchin dachi - migi yoko uke
9 hidari mae keri (KIAI!) land in hidari zenkutsu dachi - hidari hiji ate, uraken uchi, gedan uke migi gyaku tsuki
10 turn 180° migi heiko dachi - migi ashi barai, migi gyaku shuto (KIAI!)
11 step forward hidari sanchin dachi - hidari yoko uke
12 repeat move 9, but change side of body
13 step back migi (45°) zenkutsu dachi - hidari awase tsuki
14 step up to musubi dachi and set
15 step back hidari (45°) zenkutsu dachi - migi awase tsuki
16 same stance but shift chamber to front - migi awase tsuki

Yame - right leg comes up to musubi dachi

Gekisai-Ni - Attack/Smash 

Yoi - heiko dachi
1 turn to left hidari sanchin dachi - hidari age uke
2 step forward migi sanchin dachi - migi chudan tsuki
3 step back shiko dachi - hidari gedan uke
4 turn to right migi sanchin dachi - migi age uke
5 step forward hidari sanchin dachi - hidari chudan tsuki
6 step back shiko dachi - migi gedan uke
7 step forward hidari sanchin dachi - hidari yoko uke
8 step forward migi sanchin dachi - migi yoko uke
9 hidari mae keri (KIAI!) land in hidari zenkutsu dachi - hidari hiji ate, uraken uchi, 
gedan uke migi gyaku tsuki
10 turn 180° migi heiko dachi - migi ashi barai, migi gyaku shuto (KIAI!)

11 step forward hidari sanchin dachi - hidari kake uke 
12 quickly step forward migi sanchin dachi - migi kake uke then back to move 11
13 repeat move 9, but change side of body
14 step back (45°) suri ashi migi nekoashi dachi - hidari mawashi uke,
 shotei uchi
15 step back (45°) suri ashi hidari nekoashi dachi - migi mawashi uke, shotei uchi
16 same stance but shift chamber to front - migi mawashi uke, shotei uchi
Yame - right foot back to musubi dachi




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