It has been many years since I've posted something here. Anyways, I found a website in which bunkai for Kyokushin kata is explained. The website is by Howard Collins who appeared in the movie "Fighting Black Kings/Shijo Saikyo no Karate", a movie about the first Kyokushin world tournament. He used to represent the UK branch. Here is a link to the page containing the bunkai:
Two weeks ago, we made a Waza Wednesday video looking at the enpi-uke (elbow receiver)/uraken-uchi (backfist strike) sequence in Pinan Sandan. This application uses the elbow as a strike and throw. We demonstrate it against punches, both from inside the attack and from outside of the attack, but as always, positioning, direction of movement, and points of contact are more important than the specific attack.
Hello All. One of the key things I've been learning from Iain's material is that every kata represents a complete fighting system, and that every technique in the kata is designed to incapacitate your opponent. I see how that works in almost every kata I know - been studying Iain's bunkai of the Pinan Series, Bassai, Tekki and Kanku Dai and trying to apply those principles to other katas - but I'm a bit stumped by one of my style's most essential katas: Sanchin.
I was going through old files on my computer and found a couple short clips I filmed for a friend playing with some bunkai for this kata. Figured I'd throw them up here :) These were filmed without planning or rehearsal at the end of a long class, so please excuse the poor quality.
This week's Waza Wednesday video covers an application for the opening movement of Pinan Yondan, as well as two follow-up applications from the next sequence, which is the sasae-gedan-barai (supported low sweep), or gedan-juji-uke (low crossed receiver/block). The first application is a straight arm lock, which we demonstrate against a punch, but can be used any time the opponent extends their arm and you are on the inside.
My Sensei often feels like kobudo kata don't get as much attention as karate kata when it comes to bunkai. Nunchaku, specifically, seems to be misunderstood quite often, so he wanted to share a disarming technique with them that comes from the kata, Tonaki no Nunchaku. I'm not really a "weapons guy," myself, but it seems to be a fairly rare kata. Even so, the technique works whether you know the kata or not. As with most kata applications, how the opponent attacks you isn't really that important.