This page provides details about the different Kihon, or the basic elements of Kyokushin Karate. Included are Stances, Strikes & Blocks, Kicks and how to tie a Karate Belt.

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Basic Techniques of Kyokushin Karate

Basic Techniques of Kyokushin Karate

  • Fudo dachi – Immobile stance
  • Yoi daichi (Shizen tai) – Ready stance
  • Musubi dachi – Formal attention stance
  • Heiko dachi – Parallel stance
  • Soto hachiji dachi – Outside figure 8 stance
  • Uchi hachiji dachi – Inside figure 8 stance
  • Sanchin dachi – Three battles stance, three point stance, hour glass stance, etc.
  • Moro ashi dachi – One foot forward stance
  • Kokutsu dachi – Back stance
  • Neko ashi dachi – Cat foot stance
  • Kake ashi dachi – Crossed leg stance
  • Zenkutsu dachi – Front stance, forward stance, etc.
  • Kiba dachi – Horse riding stance
  • Shiko dachi – Sumo stance
  • Tsuru ashi dachi – Crane stance
  • Heisoku dachi – Closed foot or blocked foot stance
  • Shizen tai (Yoi daichi) – Ready stance

Kyokushin Kihon Geiko – Basic Strikes & Blocks

Kyokushin Kihon Geiko – Basic Strikes & Blocks



  • Seiken Chudan Zuki
  • Seiken Jodan Zuki
  • Uraken Gamen Uchi
  • Uraken Sayu Uchi
  • Uraken Hizo Uchi
  • Uraken Mawashi Uchi
  • Seiken Ago Uchi
  • Shita Zuki
  • Hiji Uchi
  • Jodan Uke
  • Chudan Soto Uke
  • Chudan Uchi Uke
  • Gedan Barai
  • Chudan Uchiuke Gedan Barai
  • Shuto Gamen Uchi
  • Shuto Sakotsu Uchioroshi
  • Shuto Sakotsu Uchikomi
  • Shuto Uchi Uchi
  • Shuto Hizo Uchi

Kyokushin Kihon – Basic Kicks

Kyokushin Kihon – Basic Kicks




  • Mae Keage (Front rising kick)
  • Uchi Mawashi (Outside Crescent Kick)
  • Soto Mawashi (Inside Crescent Kick)
  • Hiza Geri (Knee Kick)
  • Kinteki Geri (front Kick)
  • Mae Geri (Front Ball Kick)
  • Yoko Keage (Side Rasing Kick)
  • Kansetsu Geri (Side kick)
  • Ushiro Geri (Back kick)
  • Mawashi Geri (Roundhouse Kick)

Kyokushin Ido geiko




Ido geiko (移動稽古) – training kihon techniques in movement. It is a form trained in order to improve coordination and dynamic memory movement . It involves moving the positions (dachi) using the basic strikes (tsuki) and kicks (geri) and blocks ( uke ) Theoretically, it must be a combination. Depending on the Sensei the set of techniques is dictated. People often choose a combination of their own experience.

How to tie a Karate Belt with Sensei Steve Fogarasi, Country Representative for the IFK Kyokushin Canada:

Tsuyoshi Hiroshige Teaching How To Tie A Karate Belt

How to fold a Karate Gi, with Sensei Steve Fogarasi, Country Representative for the IFK Kyokushin Canada:

Comments 3

  1. sebastian rodriguez

    Ossu! Great material! I Have a question. The material you upload, is it common for all “iko’s” or there are some technical differences among them?. I’m asking because currently I’m training by myself, I had to move from the city I used to train, and the city I am now doesn’t have any Kyokushin Karate (IKO1) dojos around. Thanks for the great work you have done uploading all these valuable material. Ossu!

    1. Post

      Osu! Thank you for reading Sebastian. To answer your question, they are all ver similar. I belong to the IFK, and there are subtle differences in a couple kata, but that’s about it. There can be additional things. For instance, in IFK, we have the syllabus, to help remember requirements. You can see what I mean here

      Good luck with your training, and please keep reading! OSU!

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