I am preparing for a lecture/demonstration that I will be giving on kata application and I am trying to get my thoughts in order. I will be speaking to a handful of teachers from around the world and want to describe close-range, practical karate as concisely as possible. I remember reading about an account from a Japanese official that visited Okinawa some time before karate's introduction to mainland Japan and witnessed a demonstration of the art. I can't remember which book or article I this was from though and I've been searching for it for a few days now. I'm hoping that this isn't a false memory and I am hoping that someone here might know what I'm talking about. If this isn't familiar to you I would also greatly appreciate any other early accounts or descriptions of karate. My purpose here is to elaborate on the concept of Meotode and illustrate the idea that grabbing with one hand while punching with the other is a fundamental part of the methodology of kata. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!