This is my first time out posting a topic on this section of the boards, so have mercy. Rohai kata, as taught in Matsubayashi Ryu is a favorite of mine and one I want to start examining for application. I started dusting this kata off ater years of neglect and want to breath some life into it. This board, having tons of knowlegable folks is where I want to turn for some help in beginning to break this one down. Rohai, as I was taught it years ago, has a very different style of movements and postures from what I've seen in a lot of other kata. It's a bit of a myster to me, and with my old Matsubayashi Ryu instructor mostly retired now, hard to get much direction any more.
So, have mercy, this was filmed in our little dojo and I'm the sad fella performing this kata. On the turn near the end of the kata, I'm on very thick grappling mats and my turning foot tends to sink in and "stick" during the spin, hence the eyes down and faltering on the foot work. (Excuses, excuses..I know.)