Orange Belt Forms

1 Pinan

There are 24 individual movements to this first form.  #1 Pinan outlines the basic pattern used by all five forms that comprise the pinan set.  This basic form is a universal standard first form, which can be found in virtually every Japanese and Korean based system.

  1. Assume front position and bow.  Right foot steps out into horse stance.  Bring arms together vertically, double downward blocks. N
  2. Look and ¼ turn left, pulling left foot into cat stance face W, left foot steps out landing in left half moon stance with left downward block. W
  3. Right foot half moons forward landing in right half moon stance with right front two knuckle punch middle.  W
  4. Look and ½ turn right, pulling right foot into cat stance facing E, right foot steps out landing in a right half moon stance facing E with a right downward block.  E
  5. Left foot half moon forward landing in left half moon stance with left front two-knuckle punch middle.  E
  6. Look and ¼ turn left and pulling left foot into cat stance facing N, step out landing in left half moon stance with left downward block and kiai.  N
  7. Right foot half moon forward landing in right half moon stance with right front two-knuckle punch middle. N
  8. Left foot half moon forward landing in left half moon stance with left front two-knuckle punch middle. N
  9. Right foot half moon forward landing in right half moon stance with right front two-knuckle punch middle. N
  10. Look and ¾ turn left pulling left foot into cat stance, step out landing in left half moon stance facing E with left downward block.  E
  11. Right foot half moon forward landing in right half moon stance with right front two-knuckle punch middle.  E
  12. Look and ¼ turn right pulling right foot into cat stance step out landing in a right half moon stance facing W with right downward block.  W
  13. Left foot half moon forward landing in left half moon stance with left front two-knuckle punch middle.  W
  14. Look and ¼ turn left and pulling left foot into cat stance, step out landing in left half moon stance facing S with left downward block and kiai.
  15. Right foot half moon forward landing in right half moon stance with right front two-knuckle punch middle.  S
  16. Left foot half moon forward landing in left half moon stance with left front two-knuckle punch middle.  S
  17. Right foot half moons forward landing in right half moon stance with right front two-knuckle punch middle.  S
  18. Look and ¾ turn left pulling left foot into cat stance, step out landing in left half moon stance facing W with left downward block.  W
  19. Right foot half moon forward landing in right half moon stance with right front Two-knuckle punch middle.  W
  20. Look and ½ turn right pulling right foot into cat stance, step out landing in a right half moon stance facing E with right downward block.  E
  21. Left foot half moon forward landing in left half moon stance with left front two-knuckle punch middle.  E
  22. Look and ¼ turn left pulling left foot into cat stance, left foot step out landing in horse stance facing North
  23. Bring arms together vertically, double downward blocks.  N
  24. Right foot pulls into left in front position and bow.