Kata Application

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Wastelander's picture

The Taiji Take on Naihanchi

So, every now and then, I like to search YouTube using kanji/kana instead of English, just to see what I might otherwise be missing out on. Since I don't speak/read Japanese, except for a few words/phrases, I'm pretty limited when it comes to making use of Japanese material, but Google Translate does help. Over the weekend, I searched for ナイハンチ, which is the katakana for Naihanchi, and I came across this hidden gem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofvG8oHVeQ

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Iain Abernethy's picture

White Crane Boxing and Sanchin (video)

Here is an interesting TV program on white crane kung-fu (Baihequan Fujian White Crane Boxing) from Chinese TV. You’ll be pleased to know that it has English subtitles! :-)

Of particular interest to those who practice Goju-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Uechi-ryu, etc will be the discussion on White Crane’s Sanchin starting at 18:25. There is also an interesting section at 28:30 on the various theories of origin of White Crane Boxing. I hope you enjoy it and thank to Stuart Squire for sharing.

All the best,

Iain

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Mark B's picture

Application for opening sequence of Passai

Here's a quick application for the opening sequence of Passai.  This Oyho is working from pushing energy,  it works equally well on the inside of the combative engagement

All the best

Mark

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Mark B's picture

Application for opening sequence of Jitte

Hi all

Here's one of my Oyho for the opening sequence of Jitte, concerned with closing the combative range against hook punches

All the best

Mark

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Chatan1979's picture

Tekki/Naihanchi Nidan Application

Here is a short application for a sequence found in Naihanchi Nidan. I know the Nidan and Sandan of Naihanchi are not studied by all , but I feel they have some useful applications. 

Thanks for watching!

Sal

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Spaniard's picture

Don't leave us waitin', repor' an' video please (UFAF), like eh!

Did that translate right to Cumbrian?  Online translator are unreliable.devil

Spaniard from Middle US

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Chatan1979's picture

Tekki shodan- 2 man drill

I've posted this application before but this is a video of how we drill bunkai in my class . It ends up being a great workout and flows nicely. 

Questions and comments welcome!

Thanks for watching

-Sal

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Wastelander's picture

MMA Commentator Discusses Saifa Bunkai

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Shotokan kuzushi waza

Hi All,

Here are a nice series of videos on Shotokan’s “kuzushi waza” as performed by both Keinosuke Enoeda & Lyoto Machida. Looks like a "lower block" to me :-)

Keinosuke Enoeda

Instruction on the Takedown

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Wastelander's picture

My Top 10 Applications for Nami-Gaeshi

In one of the karate study groups I am a part of, we recently had a discussion about applications for the nami-gaeshi (returning wave) movement found in Naihanchi, as well as some versions of Passai, Kusanku, Seisan, and more. I decided to set up my camera and quickly run through the first 10 applications I could think of. There were more, but they were too subtle to show in such a short video.

1. Ko-Soto-Gari (Minor Outer Reap)
 

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