I read Iain's book review on Anaku kata. It was one I wasn't familiar with, so I watched a clip of it.
It got me to thinking, in that kata there are sequences that are repeated in other katas. For example, the movements with the double knife hand blocks that are found in Kusanku. There is also the double punch/kick/punch sequence that we see in Seisan kata.
Hi all , I recently shared one possible application for the opening sequence from Niseishi (there are several others in my study) so I thought I'd share one possible option for the second sequence of the kata (once again there are several other options for this sequence).
Seisan/Hangetsu Bunkai Oyho: http://youtu.be/6lMEYEwORjo
Here's a short clip taken from a regular dojo session, looking at a nice , direct Oyho from Seisan/Hangetsu kata
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Recently I have been working on some applications for the opening sequences of Chinto kata, as practiced in the kobayashi shorin ryu lineage (specifically the Kyan/ Motobu version handed down from Uehara Seikichi and Toma Shian to Stephen Chan and then to me). I managed to take a very poor quality video after training last week and so thought that I would post it here for all the bunkai afficionados to take a look at.
The ideas here are a combination of stuff Iain covered at his residential course earlier this year, combined with my own adaptations and ideas.
OK, so the results are in! The opening sequence of Saifa wins! 86-76-59 (Saifa, Sandan, Bassai-Sho). That includes votes on Facebook and the website. If you are unsure what this is all about please read this page:
Kusanku/Kosokun/Kanku Dai is a pretty common and popular kata among Shuri-Te lineage styles, so I figure some people on this board might find this interesting. Most styles that practice these kata include the movement that Nagamine Shoshin Sensei is demonstrating in the photo, below, or they do manji-uke.