There are way more hand techniques in Kata than kicks, and when there is a kick ussually there is only one. There are two consecutive kicks in Kusanku Dai and Chinto, one would say that the first is a faint , as we see in competitional sport Karate, but I doubt that the traditional Karate would consider that. What is your take on it?
The jump in Unsu is an intriguing motion for us bunkai enthusiasts. In this video Ken Baker shares some of his thinking around the motion. Ken is one of the most knowledgeable martial artists I have ever met. I’m lucky enough to have had lots of opportunity to talk martial arts with him on my visits to the USA. His extensive knowledge across numerous systems means he can see things that are not always obvious to others, and I think these bunkai examples are good illustrations of that. This video is privately listed on YouTube and are posted here with Ken’s permission.
The salutation and opening movement of Chinte can be used to get free of a straight wrist grab and follow with a hammer fist strike.This video shows a beginner level application as well as a practical (and dirty) strategy to make your attacker grab your wrist in a predictable fashion.