Taikyoku Shodan

English Translation: First Cause


Original Okinawan Name: none


Information: There are six Taikyoku katas, created by Gichin Funakoshi as training aids only. Taikyoku is the Japanese pronunciation of Taiji / Tai Chi, which hints to earlier links from China to Okinawa and then Japan.


This video is not Sensei Paul Walker, as the Taikyoku kata are not practised in SKIF.