So I have been trying to get a handle on the process of pulling drills out of Kata's. I in the process found this gem from years ago, at which point I realized that I have a lot to learn, I have reached concsious incompentance!
So I wanted to ask the group what were your favorite drills that you have pulled out of katas (bonus points to anyone that can point me to a video). I love the density of information in this type of sequence. 30-60 seconds and you have drilled so many combinations.
On a slighly unrealated note I did get into a conversation with a japanese coworker (I am an engineer at a Japanese automaker) about the martial arts (he holds san-dan in Kendo) and we discussed that a lot of what you guys are doing (and I am not doing terrible well) would be considered under the term Hinjuku 品塾, which I cannot find a lot about on the internet, it appears to be an engineering and perhaps automotive specific term. But for those interested, Hin 品 roughtly translates to quality, craftmanship or gracefullness, and Juku 塾 is the extra private tutoring that Japanese kids do to help them get into university. Put together they refer to any extra meetings, study, activities, practices and procedures that attempt to push a person or an organization into greatness. In my organization it also usually refers to efforts to improve the graceful flow between different parts of an process, so when I see us trying to get the information in the Kata to flow more truthfully and clearly, it seems like a good term.
Hinjuku would cover bunkai in general but most specifically flow drills, since the term does literally mean, extra work to achieve gracefulness.
Some of you use the terminology and some do not but, but I figured there might be interest in knowing that this process is very alive an well in modern Japanese thinking.