Kata Application

This forum is dedicated to an exchange of ideas relating to the practical application of Okinawan and Japanese kata. Increase
your understanding of kata whilst helping others to do the same.

Nathanlake's picture

Jitte Kata Weapon Disarm Bunkai

This is a drill (Not the best performance but it gets the idea across) that I use with my students incorporating the first 4 movements of Jitte kata. Abernethy Sensei suggested that I share it here. I hope you like it! Any input is appreciated.

Continue Reading
Les Bubka's picture

Pinan Sono San - Tsuki & Turn Sequence

Hi all

It's been a while since i have posted on forum, life got busy.

This is yet another clip from our Polish seminar back in March, focusing on Pinan Sono San/Sandan. 

We look at the Tsuki and turn sequence.

Kind regards

Les

Continue Reading
dhogsette's picture

Opening Sequence of Fukyugata Ni (Gekisai Ichi)

The second basic kata in Matusbayashi-ryu is called Fukyugata Ni. Originally, this is a Goju-ryu kata created by Chojun Miyagi called Gekisai Ichi (for those who may not be familiar with these kata). In this video, we review a basic bunkai application (influenced by Iain's approach to this kata) and then discuss in detail a takedown application for the opening sequence, which applies the low-block windup movement as a set up position for a takedown. The dynamic slide backward into low-block position is applied as the takedown technique.

Best,

David

Continue Reading
Wastelander's picture

Blended Naihanchi/Passai Arm Lock Transitions with Richard Poage

Hello, everyone,

Continue Reading
Tau's picture

Groundwork application to "downwards x-block"

This from Stefan Kesting of Grapplearts.com:

Is it just me that sees Pinan Godan / Chinto's downwards x-block in there? Interesting considering other groundwork present in Pinan Godan.

Continue Reading
Mark B's picture

Koryu Naihanchi application

Around 14/15 years ago I decided that the study of Naihanchi would become my focus from that day forward - and so it has! In that time the way I view, practice and teach Naihanchi has evolved beyond recognition. As Patrick McCarthy tells us the Kata is the end product, not designed to teach anything per se. The applications I share are sourced from the conceptual response to habitual acts of physical violence. In this way I don't "fit" the Kata to an act of violence.

Continue Reading
Wastelander's picture

Blended Passai/Naihanchi Bunkai with Richard Poage

Hello, everyone,

This week's Waza Wednesday was put together using previously unreleased footage of my late Sensei, Richard Poage, teaching a seminar back in 2015. In it, he goes over an application for our Passai Dai (Matsumura/Tawada Passai), and then shows how to address the possibility of additional attackers by blending it with techniques found in Naihanchi.

Continue Reading
Mark B's picture

Koryu Naihanchi application

Naihanchi grappling conceptual application.

Continue Reading
Jeb Chiles's picture

Karate Bunkai Jutsu with Hanshi Ron Rogers

I have had the privilege of learning from Sensei Rogers for many years, thought I would share.

Continue Reading
Nimrod Nir's picture

Seienchin Shoulder Wheel Throw?

Just watched this Toraguchi Tuesday video (name inspired by Waza Wednesday? if so, well done, Noah :)

It shows the middle part of Seienchin (or Seiyunchin in Goju Ryu) as being a Kata Guruma, or Shoulder Wheel throw.

For reference, here is the Kata (very close to the way I practice it. the relevant motions are at 1:28-1:34):

Continue Reading
Subscribe to RSS - Kata Application