Heian Sandan 平安参段


Translation:  “Peaceful & Safe #3”
Movements in Kata:  20
Kiai Points:  #10 (oi zuki) & #20 (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.