The Heian Katas are typically taught at an intermediate level between Orange belt (6th Kyu) and Green belt (3rd Kyu). As such these kata emphasize the basic techniques being: basic stances, basic blocking form, basic punching form and basic kicking form. The kata should be practiced at a moderate speed with the practitioner concentrating on executing proper form and movement. At the intermediate level the Budoka should have strong technique with a good level of power. However, power is not the only ingredient and a balance of power, speed and fluidity should be found as with all kata practice. Please note that the Kata is being demonstrated at teaching speed.