Integrating Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan

This video shows a summary of some of the drills we covered at a two-day seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. These drills give examples of how the bunkai of Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan can be integrated together. Kata bunkai should always be applied in a fluid and flexible way. As Genwa Nakasone wrote, “Never be shackled by the rituals of kata but instead move freely according to the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses”. It is the enemy’s position, actions and reactions that determine which part of the kata should be used and how; not the order of the solo-form (the learning order) or the specifics of the given example.

It must be understood that this is just three-minutes of a full weekend of training. The nature of the bunkai was thoroughly explained and we progressed to using the methods in live free flowing practise. What is shown is a step along the way and this video is not intended to be an instructional clip. I nevertheless hope what is shown is of interest. Thanks for your support of these videos!

All the best,

Iain

PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Integrating Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan