There are five Heian forms, containing a great variety of techniques and almost all of the basic stances. Having mastered these five forms, one can be confident that he is able to defend himself competently in most situations. The meaning of the name is to be taken in this context.
1934 at Keio University Kichinosuke Saigo performs Heian Shodan. Saigo, a successful business man, was the first president of the JKA.
Yoshitaki “Gigo” Funakoshi was filmed performing Heian Godan ca 1934 at Keio University
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