I put together this video to illustrate some very simple applications for the opening movements of Pinan Nidan in answer to a question asked on another forum. For me they are very simple things that can be done no matter what the level of the student.
I've not included any explanation in the video of what I'm doing, and there is a reason for that, but what I have done to help illustrate my intent is show the solo kata and show the application in slow motion.
In its current form the video has one colour scheme for the solo kata, another for the slow motion and a third (natural) for the normal speed bunkai. I'd be really grateful if you could share with me your opinions as to whether this helps or hinders your understanding.
Do you like seeing things demonstrated at different speeds?
Do you like silent demonstrations? Or do you prefer to always have a talk through?
Do you like seeing the solo parts of the kata isolated alongside the bunkai?
Does using different colour schemes enhance or detract from the content? Would you use black and white for the slow motion or the solo form, or not at all?
Any advice and opinions welcome.