SOCHIN kata & application volume 20
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In this DVD we take a look at the kata Sochin, as modified by Yoshitaka Funakoshi to fit the Shotokan style of Karate. With modern kata it can often be a struggle to recognise the older applications, but filtering the techniques through our tried and tested set of criteria, we have eliminated the applications from a "sporting distance" and those that require "prescribed attacks" and brought the kata back to a state where it functions as a set of fighting principles rather than empty postures and timing exercises.
John Burke is assisted in the applications by Ross Chesterton sensei, and in 90 minutes of bunkai you can see why kata is truly necessary - you just can't do these techniques to another human being and have them be safe and healthy.