recently i found a very interesting karate site which suggests that the kata Bassai Dai literally means, to extract and block off, and not to storm (penatrate) a fortress as it is ment to translate.
Anyone know if this correct?
Also i would like to know which kata is the oldest form, Jion or Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan etc?
Ive searched and searched and cannot find any information for which is the oldest, or came first.
Much help needed.