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

Gojushiho Rear Grab/Punch Defense

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a movement from Gojushiho, and how to use it in response to an attacker grabbing and turning you, typically to throw a punch.

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Mark B's picture

Naihanchi seminar

I recently taught a seminar on Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan in Leeds. I shared 10 application templates with the group.

Each template is a scenario based drill which incorporates individual application techniques and principles,  whilst building a mindset of dealing with a continuation of a violent attack.

The session was great fun with great group of Karateka.

I decided to share the ten drills on this forum. Hopefully one or two will find them of interest. 

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Lionel Froidure's picture

Kakiwake

Hi everybody, 

I've uploaded a new karate video about Kakiwake Uke. I think that you might like it espacially that I share some tip about how to apply it correctly cause, sadly on the web, we can see a lot of things that doesn't work. 

Thanks for your feedback.
Cheers,
Lionel

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Marcus_1's picture

Pinan/Heian Sandan drill

Just seen this video shared on Facebook, thought it was quite an interesting bunkai

https://budofinder.com/2016/10/08/use-heian-pinan-sandan-fight/

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Mark B's picture

Video footage from Passai /Bassai Dai seminar

Hi all I recently taught a seminar on the kata Passai /Bassai Dai at the invitation of Brian Bentham (6th Dan) who is the owner of the Ryu Do Academy in Wigan. The session was very well attended, and the energy, enthusiasm and application was first class, making for a really enjoyable session. I began the session with a selection of pad drills which were not recorded, these drills were designed to inform the impact options we would be practicing during the seminar. My Bunkai Oyo for Passai was recorded, and I've decided to share the entire set of application practices with you.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Two new applied karate videos from Don Came!

Two new applied karate videos from Don Came!

Kubi-Nage

Stay inside the frame

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Wastelander's picture

Kusanku Sho "Circle Punches"

Hello, everyone!

This week in our Waza Wednesday video, we take a look at the odd-looking "circle punches" found in Kusanku Sho, and how they can be applied from a clinch-fighting scenario. Of course, there are other applications--this is just one example to play with.

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Shuto Uke Application Overview

I'm introducing my beginners to shuto uke, in preparation for teaching them Pinan Shodan in due time. I made this video of some key applications I'm sharing with them. 

Best,

David 

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Nidan Inward "Block"

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at the inward "block" motions from Naihanchi Nidan, and one way they can be used in dealing with an opponent who attempts to control your arm in a fight

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Seiyunchin morote-uke/ura-tsuki/gedan-barai

Hello, everyone!

While we practice Shorin-Ryu karate in my dojo, this week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a sequence of movements from the Goju-Ryu kata, Seiyunchin, which some of our instructors and students have learned from training in other styles over time. We demonstrate the technique against a punch but, as always, the specific attack being defended against isn't as important as positioning, points of contact, and directions of movement.

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