Gold 2019 week 48
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Karate-do is The Way of the Empty Hand. Kata are the set patterns/forms practised in the art. Bunkai means analysis, which many people take to mean application. Perhaps a better term might be oyo - to use, apply.
This video is about analysing the moves found in Karate kata to reveal effective methods of protecting the individual. Self defence, if you like. Many times, moves from kata are shown in unrealistic combinations, as if fighting against opponents doing martial arts. In this series we take it that the opponent will be attacking with the kinds of attack that people actually use out there in the real world rather than the dojo.
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This is Bunkai Gold 2019 week 48. It includes the Bunkai Strategies video for completeness's sake. This one is about the straight arms close to the beginning of Gojushiho Dai also known as Useishi. We can use it for more than a "double punch"...
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