Here's one of my Oyho for the opening sequence of Jitte, concerned with closing the combative range against hook punches
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The sound doesn't come through at all for me. Can you describe how this technique relates to Jitte?
I realise the sound quality is poor. I seldom waste dojo time recording. The recordings were done as a few people had suggested I should put some out there , on this forum and Facebook. I actually recorded 5 oyho in about 2 minutes. I also teach Bunkai Oyho to be used in the real world so when we get "stuck in" the applications, by definition get scruffier and less like the perfect form.
I will try and describe the Oyho I'm demonstrating here , from the opening sequence of Jitte.
The application is triggered by the opponent pre emptively throwing a barrage of punches. 1) cover & close distance to gain control of opponents head.
2) left hand locates the chin, right the "crown" of the head. I then proceed to twist the the head, this would take you to Jitte Yoi position.
3) there's a strong chance the opponent will either grab the wrists , as on the clip, or try and disengage by grabbing at the top of the arms or shoulder.
4) to absorb the opponents pushing energy I drop back into right cat stance(in perfect kata form), my open left hand strikes the inside of the opponents left as I draw my right into my core centre (a very efficient release option)
5) my left hand pulls the opponents left side "around" to momentarily blindside him. I strike Shotai Uchi, the jaw is ideally positioned due to twisting the opponent.
When practicing Oyho I always assume the opponent is a fighter and will fight back accordingly, so -
6) the opponent throws a right hook, the most likely technique as I have control of his left side. Using the 45° Soto of Jitte I check the technique by moving into the strike, I use the simultaneous Gedan Barai to regain control of the head, which I attempt to draw down.
7) I then employ the left hand which checked the opponents hooking punch to deliver an Ottoshi Shotai Uchi to the base of the skull (ideally), before shifting forward with my right Shotai Uchi, the final act on the clip.
I aappreciate your asking for the clarification, I hope the description helped
On another thread it has been suggested that if a person starts a thread then they should have the good form to respond to any posts in relation to the subject he/she raised. I think the same should apply of an individual makes a direct request on a thread , as was done on this thread. I'm not the quickest when it comes to typing so the least I think that should be expected is for the person who asked the question to at least acknowledge the response to their question. Regards Mark p.s I had the misfortune to be placed in a situation a couple of evenings ago. Take Away the wrist grabs and start with the right hook and this Oyho served me well.
Mark, my apologies for a slow response, I was not going to leave the thread hanging. I've not had time to study your response in detail, I will post further when I do. By the way, what style is your jitte from?
Style? I don't actually have a style, I consider what I do to be Karate , without labels.
The version of Jitte practiced in my dojo is similar to the Wado version. It begins with techniques in Nekoashi Dachi.
The Wado version has no stamp kick in the Yama Uke sequence, I've added that. Ive also added the "crane" like stance in the double Taisho sequence.
I'm interested only in Bunkai Oyho, so have added those elements.
It looks to me like you are moving through a series of what ifs, but ideally you would end the fight as result of grabbing the head. I think I'd be tempted to explore how to stay with that line rather than taking different tracks, but that isn't always possible so it's good that you are exploring options.
You're right on both counts. In reality , (and if the threat warranted it) the initial Shotai Uchi would be delivered with the intention of being a stopping technique. That said a clean one strike ko is not always possible , particularly when the altercation Is In full swing. In my opinion the kata recognises that and presents different contingencies to deal with the inevitability of someone fighting back , hence the elongated sequence on this example Regards Mark
Mark B wrote: Style? I don't actually have a style, I consider what I do to be Karate , without labels.
Just to add in a slight aside on this: Gichin Funakoshi wrote the following in his book Karate-Do: My Way of Life, “One serious problem, in my opinion, which besets present day karate-do is the prevalence of divergent schools. I believe this will have a deleterious effect on the future development of the art … There is no place in contemporary karate-do for different schools … Indeed, I have heard myself and my colleagues referred to as the Shotokan school, but I strongly object to this attempt at classification.” Funakoshi goes on to say that he believes all karate is one and that it is this approach that will best serve the future of karate.
Mabuni also said, “There are no styles of karate; only varying interpretations of its principles.”
While styles can be important and “definitive” for some, there is a place – a traditionally recognised and endorsed place – for karate which is devoid of style definition. My karate is also without definition by wider style.
Here is an article I wrote with some thoughts on this topic:
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