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.

Dale Parker's picture

Bunkai throwing, grappling, and sweeping

I'm just curious, it seems like a lot of people are moving to always having every bunkai envolve some kind of throw, grapple, or sweep.

While I think there are many valid such techniques in Karate Kata, hidden from the casual observer, I think people are overlooking that sometimes things are simple, such as a block and a punch, but not just any punch, a punch performed from the core, with proper rotation, trajectory, and momentum in order to end the scenario.  This can also be for all of our strikes and kicks.

Are we over analysing?

 

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Chatan1979's picture

Heian Sandan: Another look

Hey all.

Here's a look at something we were working on this evening in class from Heian Sandan.

Thanks

Sal

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Group Bunkai Analysis Number 2! Make your suggestions!

Group Bunkai Analysis Number 2! Make your suggestions!

Everyone ready for another team kata analysis?!

If you don’t know what this is about, please read the following page:

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Paulenfield's picture

Goju Ryu Saifa Kata Anallysis

Some saifa kata "bunkai" based on the research and teaching of Masaji Taira Hanshi:

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css1971's picture

Discrete "combative units" in Karate kata

I don't think this concept will come across as anything new to those on this forum but I thought I'd put some ideas down.

I've been investigating some of the origins of karate techniques, in particular the influence of Chinese Kung-Fu on karate.

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ezzi91's picture

Nipaipo

Do you have good bunkais/applications/drills about Nipaipo? Or any thoughts about the kata. I'm kinda lost at least for the latter part of the kata. Here are some videos that I think that have good elements for the bunkais:

 

 

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Wastelander's picture

Pinan Nidan Opening Sequence

We had some requests for Pinan Nidan applications, so this week we recorded a video for the beginning sequence of tetsui-uchi/oi-tsuki/gedan-barai. We didn't have much time to record this, so hopefully it is still clear enough! I do want to point out something we didn't include in the video, which is that the neko-ashi-dachi used during the tetsui-uchi indicates that you can kick your opponent after you turn the arm over. The following strike and throw can be used either if they resist, or if they react to being kicked by trying to stand back upright.

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Wastelander's picture

Step-Through to Horse Stance and Gedan-Barai

Here is this week's Waza Wednesday video, which covers an application for the gedan-barai that follows the sequence we looked at last week. The application is inspired by one for Tachimura no Naihanchi, and fits just about any kata that has a step-through (particularly a kosa-dachi step) to a horse stance of some kind, and gedan-barai. Off the top of my head, Passai, Chinto, and Seiyunchin come to mind.

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Chatan1979's picture

Any love for practical Kobudo application?

Hey guys,

Normally my posts are karate applications, but my 2nd love is kobujitsu. I believe that the same principles of practical karate application can be used with kobudo kata as well. I submit this example. It's from the kata Higaonna no sai. 

Thanks for watching.

Sal

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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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