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

Gedan-Barai Limb Control, Drills, and Follow-Ups

Hello, everyone,

This week, instead of our normal pre-recorded and edited Waza Wednesday video, we broadcast over Facebook Live for the first time--it was a pretty fun experience, actually, and I'm sure we will be doing it again sometime! In any case, I did take the footage from the broadcast and edit it into a proper Waza Wednesday video for uploading to YouTube, albeit a much longer one than normal because I included some of our expansions and answering of questions.

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Pinan Godan- Jump as sacrifice throw

HI all

I know that Iain covered extensively, application for "the Jump", as I was going through our old videos I have found this application as a sacrifice throw. I thought it might be useful for someone as a last resort option to a choke.

Kind regard 

Les

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Seipai Bunkai

Hi all

We have been working on Seipai as a step by step analysis, my students asked me to record it. Footage below shows techniques (one of many possible applications) on none resisting partner so the students can see what I'm doing.

Kind regards 

Les

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Wastelander's picture

Pinan/Heian Yondan Morote-Uke Sequence

Hello, everyone!

This week on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at the series of morote-uke (double receiver/"blocks"), or sasae-uke (supported receiver/"blocks") found at the end of Pinan Yondan. We use the concept of meotode (husband/wife hands) and kobo ittai (simultaneous attack/defense) as the starting point for these techniques, and show both striking and grappling methods based on the movements of the kata.

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Rohai/Chinto Application

We have gotten a number of requests to look at the kata, Rohai, and feature applications for it in our Waza Wednesday videos. Now, we don't actually practice Rohai in our style of Shorin-Ryu, but we can look at the kata and see similar movements and sequences in other kata. This is, essentially, what we've done here, with the one-legged high/low hand posture, which we use for both limb and head control.

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Application for kata Jion

Hi everyone 

It's been a while since I shared a video on the forum, so I  thought I'd share this recording we made at the end of our most recent training session. 

I am teaching a seminar in April at a dojo in Leeds in the UK (date to be confirmed ) on Jion. This is one of the templates the group will practice. It is a break out from a standing grapple which applies all the elements of this particular sequence. 

I hope you enjoy it

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Seipai opening sequence

Hi All

Short clip on few first moves from Seipai, unfortunatley I got too exited while recording and completly forgot about elbow before open hand hit and throw.

Soon we will record complete application for this kata and I hope that I won't forget it this time :)

Thanks for watching,

Kind regards, 

Les

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Video footage from Seienchin seminar

Hi all

One of the participants asked me to record some of the stuff we went through.

This video illustrates some of the applications that were taught at our Seienchin ( Seiyunchin) seminar.  This seminar examined a few of the many possible bunkai for the kata Seienchin.

Thanks for watching

Kind regards,

Les

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Naihanchi/Tekki progression

Hello everyone,

I was thinking about the naihanchi/tekki kata at work today and thought it would be a good idea to get the groups opinions on here. I have always liked the progression approach to kata, starting with basic fundamental skills and building on that.

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Adding Strikes to Applications

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday shows a simple arm lock application from Naihanchi Nidan, and uses it as a platform to illustrate the concept of kakushi-waza (hidden techniques). More specifically, we are highlighting the way that additional strikes can be found in the natural paths of motion used to reach the primary positions in kata.

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