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.

Mark B's picture

Naihanchi training templates

Hi all

Here are a couple of the templates I teach & practice in my dojo. 

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Tachimura no Naihanchi Clinch Takedown

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a sequence of movements found in Tachimura no Naihanchi--the core kata of KishimotoDi--and how to apply them as a takedown from the clinch. This also fits most other versions of Naihanchi.

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Application from Passai /Bassai Dai

Here's an example I quickly recorded last night as one possible continuation should my initial entry application fail.

This template forms part of a seminar I will be teaching on Passai in Wigan this October. 

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Sasae-Enpi-Uchi Application - Destroying the Attack

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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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