Kata Application

This forum is dedicated to an exchange of ideas relating to the practical application of Okinawan and Japanese kata. Increase
your understanding of kata whilst helping others to do the same.

Iain Abernethy's picture

Don Came on Pinan-Nidan / Heian-Shodan Bunkai

Don Came (Kissaki-Kai UK chief instructor) teaching Pinan-Nidan / Heian-Shodan bunkai in Västervik, Sweden. Well worth a watch!

All the best,

Iain

 

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Naihanchi Nidan Armbar from the Clinch

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday looks at the "reinforced block" and rolling elbow of Naihanchi Nidan, and how to apply it as a joint lock from a clinching situation. Of course, there are many ways to get to this lock, and many variations of this lock. Additionally, there are many transitions between this lock and others, as well as a variety of limb control and striking methods.

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Techniques of the Bubishi

Hello, everyone!

We are thrilled to share this video, which is a special presentation of our intrepretations of techniques found in the Bubishi--the "Bible of Karate"--as well as connections to kata movements and comparisons with a variety of other martial arts. We are also honored to have an introduction from Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi, Kudan, who wrote the English version of the Bubishi that most karateka refer to, today!

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Don Came on Pinan-Shodan / Heian-Nidan

Hi All,

Here are a few videos showing Don Came’s take on Pinan-Shodan / Heian-Nidan as he shared at his seminar in Västervik, Sweden on the 27th of march 2016.

Don Came is the Kissaki-Kai UK Chief Instructor and I really like his take on things and teaching style. The events we have done together have always been great fun and I’m sure you’ll enjoy these.

All the best,

Iain

Pinan-Shodan / Heian-Nidan Part 1

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"There is nothing new under the sun – except the very old.”

I am part of a FB fitness group and, for my part, I try to share clips to give everyone ideas of material from our martial arts class.  I was looking for an example of pummeling for wrestling and found this gem:  Naihanchi/Tekki make the subtle rounds in the new US military combatives program!

Best to All,

Erik P./Spaniard

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Aragaki Seisan

Hi All,

Here is another exercise sourced from Aragaki Seisan.  I enjoy practicing this template as a flow drill.

This particular exercise teaches many fundamental principles -Fujian stepping,  striking anatomically vulnerable areas to disrupt and open up targets, Muchimidi & more. I hope you enjoy it

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Gojushiho Takedown

Hello everyone!

This week, on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at the spearhand/turn sequence found in Gojushiho/Useishi, and its application as a takedown by controlling the arm and neck.

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Aragaki Seisan

Hi all. In my dojo I practice and teach the Aragaki version of  Seisan as one of only three forms on our syllabus,  the other two being Naihanchi and Passai. 

At the end of last nights session we quickly recorded  (with a couple of camera issues) two of my applications from Aragaki Seisan . 

The Aragaki version is a wonderful kata, my favourite without a doubt, which contains excellent defensive templates.  

Although the audio is not great I hope you can make out my explanations for two applications I teach, and find them interesting. 

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Passai /Bassai Dai opening sequence

Here is an extremely effective response to a wild haymaker type attack which we recorded very quickly at the end of last nights session. 

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Pinan Nidan/Chinto Wrestling Drill

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday is a guest submission by Michael and Aaron of Karate Culture, looking at wrestling applications for the opening of Pinan Nidan and the turning movements in Chinto.

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