Translation: “Peaceful & Safe #3”
Movements in Kata: 21
Kiai Points: #10 (oi zuki) & #21 (last move)
Origin/Creator: Anko Itosu
Okinawan Name: Pinan Sandan
Heian Sandan introduces a number of unusual techniques showcasing practical applications including arm locks, releases, twists, and throws. It also debuts techniques performed slowly (osoi), encouraging students to achieve a higher level of physical and mental control. Students should pay close attention to the form of their kiba dachi stances when performing this kata.