Kata Application

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Sandan Application

My sensei wants to start sharing more of the material we practice at our dojo, so we're starting a "Waza Wednesday" project, where we will share a video of some kind of karate or kobudo technique, drill, or exercise every Wednesday. This is the first one, which covers an application we use for one of the sequences in Naihanchi Sandan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRl_C-d3ASg

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Kushanku / Kanku-Dai German Bunkai!

Today I was emailed the picture below by Tomaz Stanovnik. It’s from a 15th century German manuscript. Tomaz noted the similarity with the opening “salutation” of Kushanku / Kanku-Dai. Yet another example that Donn Draeger was write when he paraphrased the bible to say, “There is nothing new under the sun … except the very old”.

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Wastelander's picture

Seiyunchin Bunkai

I know we have at least a few people here who study some version of Seiyunchin/Seienchin/Seiunchin/etc., so I thought I would share this:

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Mabuni Quote Image

The recent “Funakoshi Quote” image I put together was pretty popular, so here is one of my favourite Mabuni quotes in the same style!

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Seyunchin Kata Application (Double Darting Fingers)

Seyunchin Kata Application (Double Darting Fingers) from my good friend Kris Wilder

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Pieter-Jan Vdb's picture

Rohai functional bunkai

Hello,

I am struggling with a few movements in Rohai. I have difficulties finding good bunkai for the crane stance and especially the spinning crescent kick. I found some information on this forum allready, but I couldn't find the answers I was looking for.

There are of course a lot of versions of rohai. This video is very close tot the version I practise:

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Half way between function and formality? (video)

Here is an interesting find sent to me by Stuart Squire.

Watch from 3:50 onward to see, what looks to me to be, a very formalised limb-control drill.

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Kevin73's picture

Repeated patterns across katas

I read Iain's book review on Anaku kata.  It was one I wasn't familiar with, so I watched a clip of it.

It got me to thinking, in that kata there are sequences that are repeated in other katas.  For example, the movements with the double knife hand blocks that are found in Kusanku.  There is also the double punch/kick/punch sequence that we see in Seisan kata.

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Mark B's picture

application for the second sequence of Niseishi/Nijushiho

Hi all , I recently shared one possible application for the opening sequence from Niseishi (there are several others in my study) so I thought I'd share one possible option for the second sequence of the kata (once again there are several other options for this sequence).

All the best

Mark

Niseishi/Nijushiho Bunkai Oyho

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Mark B's picture

A couple of Passai Bunkai Oyho

Hi all , Here's a couple of applications from the same sequence out of kata Passai

All the best Mark

Passai Bunkai:

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