Taikoku (First Cause)

Taikyoku Shodan

This is an elementary form consisting of a downward block and a punch to the stomach. These techniques are employed whilst moving in front stance.

Taikyoku Nidan

This kata is very similar to Shodan, but the punches up the middle are to the face instead of the body.

Taikyoku Sandan

This kata follows on from Nidan, with blocks to the side being middle area now instead of Gadan Barai.

Each kata consist of approximately 24 movements and all are performed in the shape of a large "I" pattern.