Heian Nidan

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Heian Nidan

Streaming video from Amazon.com

The kata Heian Nidan is the second of five katas in the Heian series.  The Heian katas are the most basic katas taught in the Shotokan system, but are also commonly used in other Japanese and Okinawan (called Pinan) systems.

The video includes

Introduction and Embusen:
The kata is shown slowly with a general description of the main points. The kata is then demonstrated with the help of animated computer graphics so you can learn the “embusen” (performance line).

Move by Move:
Next the kata is demonstrated close up with verbal explanations to allow the student to follow along.

Detailed Breakdown:
The most difficult aspects of each kata are then demonstrated from a variety of angles.

Kata Applications:
The applications to Heian Godan are demonstrated.

Full Speed Demonstration:
Sensei Ertl and Bendickson both demonstrate the kata with the correct speed and tempo.

Heian Nidan is essential for beginner and intermediate student. This video will prepare the student to learn the more advanced katas of Shotokan Karate.