Is a basic set of kata developed by the Master Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan style. It means "wide view" or to "see clearly". When you perform the movement you do it in a wide area, your movement are not done in one spot, you move forward, backward and sideways. You should bear in mind, " wide view " when you perform this kata. See the whole rather than focusing on the individual parts.This attitud is not only important for the performance of kata, but also to be able to apply this attitud in our daily life so it can help us to have a better understanding in the way we live and the way we act. Many of our problems in life stem from narrow-mindedness, prejudice, and cultural biases, which limit our understanding of ourselves, the world, and  of others. Taikyoku means keeping an open mind, not restricting our focus, not clinging to a narrow view of a situation, being open to the universe of possibilities. Shunryo Suzuki, a Zen roshi, has said,

" In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind, There are very few. "

    Taikyoku kata is about keeping this beginner's mind. This kata should be done in about 30 seconds by the beginner. A shodan would be expected to complete this Kata in about 18 seconds. A 3rd Dan or above would be expected to complete this kata in about 10 to 12 seconds.