Gekisai Dai Ichi
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This video, over an hour in length, features tuition by John Burke sensei about the wealth of applications available to those who study the kata Gekisai Dai Ichi.
Instead of showing people approaching from 10 feet away with Karate-style attacks, we are led through the progression of close-in types of attack and the responses to them that can be found in the techniques of this kata.
There are no blocks in kata.
So those moves formerly labelled as blocks are here shown to strike, unbalance, and throw.
Strikes happen part of the way through the move.
So the strikes shown here hit targets that are anatomically vulnerable.
The teacher is the author of 5 Karate books and more than 40 videos, and is a seminar instructor who has taught across the UK and internationally.