Kata Application

This forum is dedicated to an exchange of ideas relating to the practical application of Okinawan and Japanese kata. Increase
your understanding of kata whilst helping others to do the same.

Wastelander's picture

Bunkai Concept: Opposing Forces

Hello everyone,

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a concept for your kata bunkai (analysis) that shows up frequently in kata--exerting force in opposite directions. Obviously, the most basic of these is the hikite (pulling hand) while punching, but there are many other iterations. We show two simple examples of how this can be used, to give some ideas of what types of things you can consider in your analysis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4My6-VDxh2s

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shotokanman70's picture

Flow Drill: Taisho uchi, shuto uke and gedan berai for striking, trapping and locking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqS83m6RYzk

This is a simple flow drill using taisho uchi, shuto uke and gedan berai for striking, trapping and locking whikle emphasizing the use of hikite

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Chatan1979's picture

Maybe controversial: Kobudo Application

Hi guys,

This may not be the appropriate forum but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm looking at developing a series of videos exploring the practical application of various kobudo kata. Initially I'm looking at the bo as it's an easily relatable weapon. Practical kobudo application isn't something that I see a lot of development in and I'm hoping to make some progress in this area.

Any thoughts, questions or comments are welcome.

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Chatan1979's picture

Heian Nidan flow drill

Hi guys,

Been a while since I've posted here. 

Here's a short clip of a drill I worked with one of my students from the opening sequence of Heian Nidan.

Thanks!

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dhogsette's picture

Pinan Shodan Simultaneous Chest Block and Front Kick

Here are three possible applications for the simultaneous chest block and front kick from Pinan Shodan that I'm teaching my students. The first uses the principle of getting to the rear of the attacker as a follow up to the opening sequence techniques, an approach that Iain and others here have demonstrated. The other two examples apply the sequence as a defense against an attack from the rear and from the side.

Best,

David 

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muratmat's picture

Heian nidan / Pinan shodan (opening sequence)

Two short clips of me working on the Heian Nidan / Pinan Shodan opening sequence. The second clip crossovers a backward gedan juji uke, taken from Gankaku (at least the Shotokai version that I practice). The clips were taken as a reminder for students, so I do apologize in advance for the bad audio and Italian language.

Kind Regards

Matteo.

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Wastelander's picture

Pinan Yondan/Kusanku vs. "Hockey Punches"

Hello, everyone!

In this Waza Wednesday, we take a look at a sequence found in both Pinan/Heian Yondan and Kusanku/Kanku. In our version, this is the "stacked hands" position, to a hammerfist and front kick, followed by a supported elbow strike. In this video, we use that sequence to deal with "hockey punches," where your opponent grabs your shirt with one hand and throws punches with the other.

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Mark B's picture

Application option for Jion

Two ways of looking at the same base application.

All the best

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Leszek.B's picture

Pinan / Heian sandan opening section

Hi all

Short clip of my wife and I working on the flow and technique transition, based on Pinan Sandan, this is a stage one, working on no resisting opponent. 

Kind regards

Les

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Wastelander's picture

Basic Uke-Waza Limb Control Drills

Hello, everyone!

Uke-waza, which most people refer to as "blocks," have a wide array of uses, one of which is the control of your opponent's limbs. This week on Waza Wednesday, we show a basic set of drills for introducing this idea against a simple, static guard position. These drills can then be expanded to include strikes, be used in other fighting contexts, such as dealing with punches, or your opponent's blocks, and mixed into unscripted drilling and sparring.

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