In this video we look at bunkai for the opening sequence of Niseishi / Nijushiho kata! There are essentially two main variations on this sequence. We either see the third movement being done as a rising elbow (i.e. as Shotokan) or as the foot being withdrawn and the left arm being dropped forward (i.e. as Shito-ryu or Wado-Ryu). Bunkai for both variations are covered in this video.
The bunkai is presented in the form of a single drill. However, as with all bunkai, the motions should also be drilled separately, be varied and be drilled in alternate orders. It should be remembered that this drill is just one part of a much wider training methodology. Please watch out for another video that will be coming soon in which we show how this sequence can be drilled on the pads!
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