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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Shuto Uke Application Overview

I'm introducing my beginners to shuto uke, in preparation for teaching them Pinan Shodan in due time. I made this video of some key applications I'm sharing with them. 

Best,

David 

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Nidan Inward "Block"

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at the inward "block" motions from Naihanchi Nidan, and one way they can be used in dealing with an opponent who attempts to control your arm in a fight

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Seiyunchin morote-uke/ura-tsuki/gedan-barai

Hello, everyone!

While we practice Shorin-Ryu karate in my dojo, this week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a sequence of movements from the Goju-Ryu kata, Seiyunchin, which some of our instructors and students have learned from training in other styles over time. We demonstrate the technique against a punch but, as always, the specific attack being defended against isn't as important as positioning, points of contact, and directions of movement.

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New videos from Don Came

Hi All,

Here’s some new videos from Don Came! The first shows some nice bunkai / drills for the opening move of Pinan Yodan. The second one looks at the idea of “attacking the block”. You’ll like these :-)

I do a joint seminar with Don once a year and I really like his material and teaching style.

All the best,

Iain

 

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Mark B's picture

Aragaki Seisan

Hi all

Aragaki Seisho was born in the village of Kume Mura, Okinawa in 1840. He died in 1918, although some say the year of his passing was 1920.

Versions of the kata Unshu, NIseishi, Sochin and, of course Seisan are attributed to Aragaki 

Although today Sanchin (Naha Te) & Naihanchi  (Shuri Te) are considered the fundamental forms there is a belief that perhaps Seisan may have been the first taught with teachers in Naha, Shuri & Tomari. 

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brentp's picture

Kaisai No Genri

Good morning,

I have a question on Kasai no Genri.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisai_no_genri

Per the above link on wikipedia, it says that it was used by Goju-ryu masters, with no mention of use by any other styles (aside from the portion about the meaning of angles from Kenwa Mabuni).

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Spaniard's picture

X-block to "cup and saucer"

That's what I see in this:

I love seeing things like this and being able to tag/index it/whatever to kata movement.

Best to all-

Spaniard

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Mark B's picture

Application for Aragaki Seisan

Hi all

This application from my study of Aragaki Seisan is in response to a front head lock,  which is an extremely common situation to find yourself in once a conflict descends into extreme close quarter grappling range.  I hope you enjoy it. 

Regards 

Mark 

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OhioMike's picture

practical weapons and katas for them?

As part of our current schools expectation it is required that for purple and brown belts that the student learns a new weapons kata for each grading. That means a Shodan canidate will know a total of three. For the most part that means a couple of Bo kata and one Nunchuck. I have always viewed these as a nod to traditional performance kata and not of much practical use. But recently I have rethought that position and wanted to know if anyone was aware of actual practical kata written for weapons that someone in the US could actually carry. 

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Mark B's picture

Application for Aragaki Seisan

Hi all

Here is another application from my study of Aragaki Seisan. 

This one is taken from the opening of the form 

Regards 

Mark 

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