After looking over Iains generous offering of Empi kata applications I began browsing YouTube and found this:
This is the first time I have seen solid kata applications from one of the Traditionalist masters of Shotokan. I pparticularly like the application of the forearm smash and knee technique from the middle of the kata.
Now on a slightly different but related note, the fascinating discussion on the origins of Pinan kata suggested a relationship between Pinan (and by extension to other Shuri-te/tomari-te kata that share movements and strategies) and Chang quan kungfu. So I went looking for an example of Chang quan,
Is it just me, or can anyone else see a more extravagant and flowing Empi kata in this form?