I am working on Rohai at the moment and i want to hear others oppinions aswell in regards to some of the moves in the Kata.
If anyone also has bits and pieces of information regarding this Kata, i would love to hear. What i have thought about is the resemblence of the elder Chinto kata - some of the stepping and stances are similiar. Also i find it to be "Naihanchi like" because of the simplicity, few variations in the moves and a simple embuzen. Some says it was "invented" by Kosaku Matsumora?
The moves that i would love some extra input are:
- the 1 legged crance stance with 1 hand held high and 1 hand held low. (similair to Chinto/Gankaku)
- the double punch from the hip. ( similiar to Bassai Passai )
- the crecant 1 legged turning kick. ( we have this in Bassai/passai also)
These are workable as throws, but i would love to hear what bunkai you have for these moves?
Looking forward to answars.
Nikolaj - Denmark