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Passai / Bassai-Dai End Sequence Bunkai Drill (video)

This bit of dojo footage covers a bunkai drill for the end sequence of Passai / Bassai-Dai. It begins with the “c-punch” (also called “u-punch” by those who don’t know the difference between a U and a C ;-)) and finishes at the end of the kata. It is not a “technique” and the discrete parts can be used independently and as applicable. The total drill is simply a time efficient form of practise.

In terms of instruction, this video mainly focuses on the tai-otoshi (“body drop throw”) in the middle of the sequence. It is also possible to perform the same throw by holding the lapel or griping the bicep. In this instance we were working the “elbow to elbow” version. The second half of the video shows how the shutos can be applied should the throw fail.

We have other online videos that cover the “c-punch” and the end shutos in more detail. I would ask that you watch those too in order to get a better appreciation of the full drill.

This clip also has some outtakes at the end :-)

I hope you enjoy the content!

All the best,


PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Passai / Bassai-Dai End Sequance Drill