In this video we look at some applications / bunkai for Jion kata, and then combine them into a flow drill. It should be remembered that flow drills are not a “replication” of a fight (only live practise will suffice), but instead they are a time-efficient way to practise the methods of the kata. The kata, the drills and live practise (where the principles and methods of the kata can be applied freely) combine to form a holistic training matrix.
Kata alone is not enough; drills alone are not enough; and live practice alone is not enough (because you need to be educated on what to do in that live practice). It’s when it all put together that it works, and the purpose and nature of kata can be realised.
It needs to be remembered that this clip is a short summery filmed at a much longer event. It is not possible to show the full methodology, nor is the clip intended to be instructional in nature. It was filmed to be an aid to memory for those present at the event. I nevertheless hope it is of interest.
All the best,
PS The YouTube link can be found HERE