Kihon (基本, きほん) is a Japanese term meaning “basics” or “fundamentals.” The term is used to refer to the basic techniques that are taught and practiced as the foundation of most Japanese martial arts. ihon focuses on correct techniques of stances, blocks and strikes. In addition to this; correct breathing is also focused on. Kihon is practiced heavily within dojos in order to achieve good technique within kata and kumite. In order to master more advanced techniques, it is important that the kihon is practiced thoroughly to provide solid foundations in which to build upon.