Kata Application

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css1971's picture

Shaolin kung fu 32 joint-lock (qin na) methods

Some kind soul has put up a video of Shaolin joint manipulation methods. I've time stamped the ones I recognise from various aspects of karate.

Bassai-Dai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-59-hs0MpHI#t=244

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-59-hs0MpHI#t=2425

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-59-hs0MpHI#t=3175

Tora-Guchi:

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Wastelander's picture

Seisan bunkai from a student of Taira Masaji

A few weeks ago, I shared a video of excerpts from a Seiyunchin seminar I took via Skype with Paul Enfield Sensei, a senior student of Taira Masaji Sensei. Last weekend, he had another seminar on Seisan, where he covered Taira Sensei's approach to bunkai for the entire kata. I didn't attend that one, since I don't know Seisan, but I know that a LOT of people do, so I figured you might want to see it!

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Medieval : Comparison with Heian Shodan/Pinan Nidan

2 "plays" in the grappling section of Mair. It's interesting how close the strategies are to Heian Shodan/Pinan Nidan, they could almost be the opening movements of the Heian and Pinan katas. Heian is very similar while Pinan is reversed but I think the basic principle is the same.

It's also interesting that these are also the first 2 "plays" in the treatise against a very common type of attack.

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How significant is the first movement in a kata

For the older katas rather than perhaps the pinans/heians or other recent ones, how significant is the first move (or the "salutation" if there is one) to the rest of the kata? Or, put another way is there a relationship between the opening of the kata and the body of the kata?

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Chatan1979's picture

Heian Godan application

Hey all.

Been a while since I posted. Things have been busy.

Here is a quick app from Heian Godan.

Enjoy.

Sal

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css1971's picture

Some Russian Bassai-dai applications

The application is fairly common, I love the idea of using plastic water bottles.

Maybe not so realistic, but disarming in more ways than one.

How do you get videos to embed in a post?

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Wastelander's picture

Pinan Shodan Opening Movements

Hello, again!

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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.

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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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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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