I hope to explain this correctly!!!
I have been listening to the podcasts on this site and I keep thinking to myself about the combative principles of Kata.
I have watched iain's dvds like mad and I wanted to know what combative principlea actually mean in very very layman terms.!!!
Do you mean that every movement in the Kata should finish off the enemy by either striking, kicking, etc in one go? ie. take the first part of heain shodan - would the principle mean that the gedan bari and then the punch would be the finisher.?
or would it be, that the principle is the movement on the first stance is getting out of the way of one fist of the enemy's and putting on an arm bar with the gedan bari and then the punch to the head.?
I dont know if I have explained myself.!!! i mean i know the technique, i think, but then Iain goes on about principles which i am having a problem with.
for every movement of the kata is there a certain combative principle to know so then i can apply it to other situations like moving to a 45 degree angle, the use of the pulling hand, the use of the hips to throw, the use of pulling with one hand whilst hitting with the other, the use of turning to one side while applying techniques to the enemy?
Any advice would be grateful and I hope you can understand my rabbiting on!!!