This video was filmed in July 2011 at Marc and Dianna MacYoung’s annual Animal List BBQ in Colorado, USA. I taught for a couple of hours on the Saturday where I covered general kata principles. This clip shows a little of our discussion on angles in kata and why things are in threes.
This video is on the first of the nine throws Gichin Funakoshi shows in Karate-Do Kyohan. The name Funakoshi gives to the throw is “Byobuaoshi”; which translates as “folding screen topple” or “to topple a folding screen”. In the wider world of martial arts, the throw is more commonly known as “Osotogari” or “major outer reaping throw”.
This video - that was filmed yesterday - shows a flow drill using a sequence of motions from Naihanchi (Tekki Shodan) to move and manipulate your partner’s arm. The aim of the drill is to move the arm through various positions while maintaining flow and contact. These various positions create openings for a wide range of techniques.