CHINTE kata & application vol 24
This volume in the series features the black belt kata Chinte - strange hands - from the Shotokan system, and shows how to use the moves in it in a practical sense.
This includes the two-fingered move and the backward bunny hops. Yes, these things can be efficient fighting techniques and the cause of great pain to an attacker.
The set forms of Karate are often seen as little more than tools towards rank advancement in commercial Karate schools. By using the techniques the way that they are shown in these videos, John Burke sensei returns the practice of kata to the central theme of the martial arts: how to protect yourself from harm. Rather than the usual demonstrations that show long range martial arts techniques used in a formal manner, these presentations reveal the close-in nature of self defence. These are big files, and they build into a set which could keep a Karate teacher going for a long time, just teaching a little bit of this information at a time. With pain levels like this you don't want to train like it all the time, but a little bit each week refreshes the art and keeps it relevant to today.