Gold 2019 week 47
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Karate-do - The Way of the Empty Hand. The classical martial art is regularly taught with the component known as kata. Kata means form. The application of the moves from kata is usually called bunkai. Bunkai means analysis, so a better term might be oyo - to use, apply.
While the sporting side of Karate outlaws the use of many of the techniques in kata, there is another side where the art is absolutely practical.
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This episode features a sequence from the kata Sanseru. Sometimes seen as blocks, here's how we use it for close-in protection...