Bunkai Gold 2016 week 43
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The initial moves from Gankaku. This kata is also known as Chinto, and in some lineages, the embusen is diagonal instead of simply forwards and back... Here we illustrate how the move can be used without some convoluted attack sequence being choreographed. Please use extreme caution and care in practice.
Bunkai Strategies is the free Newsletter with video posted on tv.bunkai.co.uk - and Bunkai Gold includes that clip and gives a longer, more in-depth work-through of the subject matter.
Traditional Karate kata are often taught just so that students can get grades. Originally the applications to these moves were meant to be used for self protection. In these videos John Burke renshi shows us how techniques can be used practically, in close up situations. Known as bunkai, that term really means to "pull apart and look at". A better term might be oyo, meaning "use, apply".