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Gekisai Di Ichi & Di Ni: Jodan Age Uke and Han Zenkutsu Dachi

When beginning the first two katas, it is key to begin the Jodan Age Uki with the chambered arm coming across the body. You must start the movement of this arm slightly before the covering arm rises to the head.

Secondly, the stance after Sanchin Dachi (with Jodan Age Uke) is Han Zenkutsu Dachi - this is to ensure the counter 'attacks and destroys' and commits to the strike

High block and committed stance in the first two katas