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.

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Pinan Shodan Opening Moves

Hello,

A few of my beginners are starting Pinan Shodan, and here is a video exploring three possible applications that we are drilling together. I'm continuing to emphasize not just the specific techniques but the combative principles (flinch response, angles, clearing guard, wrist releases, joint manipulation, etc), as well as encouraging them to think about the principles in relation to what other kata teach us (Fukyugata Ich shows us X, Pinan Shodan shows us how to deal with the same situation with Y...). 

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Leszek.B's picture

Sanchin Kata Bunkai

Hi all

We have been playing yesterday with application for Sanchin kata. Do you practice Sanchin and is it just breathing kata or you have practical application?

Kind regards

Les

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Wastelander's picture

Gojushiho/Useishi and Anaku/Ananku Kick-Catch Counter

Hello, everyone!

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Gedan-Barai Limb Control, Drills, and Follow-Ups

Hello, everyone,

This week, instead of our normal pre-recorded and edited Waza Wednesday video, we broadcast over Facebook Live for the first time--it was a pretty fun experience, actually, and I'm sure we will be doing it again sometime! In any case, I did take the footage from the broadcast and edit it into a proper Waza Wednesday video for uploading to YouTube, albeit a much longer one than normal because I included some of our expansions and answering of questions.

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Pinan Godan- Jump as sacrifice throw

HI all

I know that Iain covered extensively, application for "the Jump", as I was going through our old videos I have found this application as a sacrifice throw. I thought it might be useful for someone as a last resort option to a choke.

Kind regard 

Les

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Seipai Bunkai

Hi all

We have been working on Seipai as a step by step analysis, my students asked me to record it. Footage below shows techniques (one of many possible applications) on none resisting partner so the students can see what I'm doing.

Kind regards 

Les

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Pinan/Heian Yondan Morote-Uke Sequence

Hello, everyone!

This week on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at the series of morote-uke (double receiver/"blocks"), or sasae-uke (supported receiver/"blocks") found at the end of Pinan Yondan. We use the concept of meotode (husband/wife hands) and kobo ittai (simultaneous attack/defense) as the starting point for these techniques, and show both striking and grappling methods based on the movements of the kata.

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Rohai/Chinto Application

We have gotten a number of requests to look at the kata, Rohai, and feature applications for it in our Waza Wednesday videos. Now, we don't actually practice Rohai in our style of Shorin-Ryu, but we can look at the kata and see similar movements and sequences in other kata. This is, essentially, what we've done here, with the one-legged high/low hand posture, which we use for both limb and head control.

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Application for kata Jion

Hi everyone 

It's been a while since I shared a video on the forum, so I  thought I'd share this recording we made at the end of our most recent training session. 

I am teaching a seminar in April at a dojo in Leeds in the UK (date to be confirmed ) on Jion. This is one of the templates the group will practice. It is a break out from a standing grapple which applies all the elements of this particular sequence. 

I hope you enjoy it

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Seipai opening sequence

Hi All

Short clip on few first moves from Seipai, unfortunatley I got too exited while recording and completly forgot about elbow before open hand hit and throw.

Soon we will record complete application for this kata and I hope that I won't forget it this time :)

Thanks for watching,

Kind regards, 

Les

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