Kata Application

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Mark B's picture

Application for Aragaki Seisan

Hi all

This application from my study of Aragaki Seisan is in response to a front head lock,  which is an extremely common situation to find yourself in once a conflict descends into extreme close quarter grappling range.  I hope you enjoy it. 

Regards 

Mark 

https://youtu.be/ex8P4uJ_n84

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OhioMike's picture

practical weapons and katas for them?

As part of our current schools expectation it is required that for purple and brown belts that the student learns a new weapons kata for each grading. That means a Shodan canidate will know a total of three. For the most part that means a couple of Bo kata and one Nunchuck. I have always viewed these as a nod to traditional performance kata and not of much practical use. But recently I have rethought that position and wanted to know if anyone was aware of actual practical kata written for weapons that someone in the US could actually carry. 

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Mark B's picture

Application for Aragaki Seisan

Hi all

Here is another application from my study of Aragaki Seisan. 

This one is taken from the opening of the form 

Regards 

Mark 

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Finlay's picture

finger tip 'strikes'

in the patterns/kata there are lots of movements that seem to be interprated as finger tip strikes. i guess the notion is that sometimes in the past people conditioned themselves to a point where their fingers could jab through people.

is there any validity to finger tip strikes at all?

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Mark B's picture

Applications for Aragaki Seisan

Here are a couple of options taken from my study of Aragaki Seisan 

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PASmith's picture

Setting datums and clearing obstructions

I thought the good people of this forum would find this video interesting.

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Andi Kidd's picture

'Blocking drill'

I thought I had posted this before, but maybe not. Here is a 'blocking drill' that we sometimes do for a warm up!

The funny thing is that we had been using this for some time when I went to train wit Al Peasland and Mick Tully at IAn Rand's dojo and they taught exactly the same drill with a different entry!

Then after I put this on facebook a guy from Koyru Uchinandi emailed me and said that he didn't know I did that as they have a drill the same! 

I've still not seen their version.

So I'm hoping it's not fools never differ and more great minds......

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Wastelander's picture

Complete Kusanku Sho Oyo Bunkai

Hello, everyone!

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diadicic's picture

Making Small changes to Kata.

Has anyone ever change a kata move a little because of another arts influence. For instance changing the way a grip is made on your own hand because the reason a different art did it made more sense and is more practical? <--- just an example.

It sure seems like the old masters did this as well.

Dom

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Tau's picture

Bunkai to Taikyuku Shodan

Something nice and basic.

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