Kata Application

This forum is dedicated to an exchange of ideas relating to the practical application of Okinawan and Japanese kata. Increase
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Nimrod Nir's picture

Pinan Nidan final part bunkai

Hi everyone,

I am currently looking for a convincing bunkai for the final part of the Shitoryu version of Pinan Nidan. Here is a video of the kata for those unfamiliar:

 

I am referring to the part on 0:36-0:44 (the angled Shuto Gedans in Shiko Dachi after the 3 Oi Tsukis).

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Wastelander's picture

Blended Bunkai Partner/Padwork Drill

Hello, everyone!

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Unsu Jump Bunkai from Ken Baker

The jump in Unsu is an intriguing motion for us bunkai enthusiasts. In this video Ken Baker shares some of his thinking around the motion. Ken is one of the most knowledgeable martial artists I have ever met. I’m lucky enough to have had lots of opportunity to talk martial arts with him on my visits to the USA. His extensive knowledge across numerous systems means he can see things that are not always obvious to others, and I think these bunkai examples are good illustrations of that. This video is privately listed on YouTube and are posted here with Ken’s permission.

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shotokanman70's picture

Dirty Chinte application

A dirty application for Chinte:

The salutation and opening movement of Chinte can be used to get free of a straight wrist grab and follow with a hammer fist strike.This video shows a beginner level application as well as a practical (and dirty) strategy to make your attacker grab your wrist in a predictable fashion.

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Wastelander's picture

Bunkai Concept: Kuzushi-Waza Before Turns in Kata

Hello, everyone,

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Lionel Froidure's picture

Heian Sandan / Pinan Sandan Bunkai

Hey guys, 

I've just released a new video about Heian Sandan / Pinan Sandan. Starting form a waiting position. 

Don't forget ti turn on the english caption, as I am talking in french :-) 

Wish you all a great easter week-end. 

Lionel 

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Wastelander's picture

Kusanku Opening Flinch and Limb Control

Hello, everyone,

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at the opening movements of Kusanku, employed as a weaponized flinch response, and following with limb control

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Nimrod Nir's picture

Kenwa Mabuni - bunkai genius or not?

Hi guys, 

After my first "warm-up" comment, here comes my first post :) 

While going through previous forum posts, I stumbled upon this interesting one: http://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/content/historical-kata-application.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Iain and Jesse Enkamp on the crescent kick and retuning-wave kick

For those who have not seen it, in this video Jesse Enkamp and I give our views on the application of the turning crescent kick (me) and the retuning-wave kick (Jesse).

All the best,

Iain

PS The YouTube link is HERE

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Les Bubka's picture

Pinan Sono San- Morote Uchi Uke

Hi all

Third clip of our Pinan seminar in Poland. We have focused on Pinan Sono San/ Sandan third sequence - Morote Uchi Uke). In this scenario we failed with our previous techniques and now we are in close distance facing opponent. We can use Morote Uchi Uke in few different ways, strike and off balancing or a take down .  I think this is the last one with close ups :)

Kind regards

Les

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