Gold 2019 week 49
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Karate-do is the Way of the Empty Hand. The practice usually includes set forms/patterns known as kata. These forms can all be applied in various ways. The sporting method is usually the most popular, but the movement back to fighting skills for self defence reveals many close-in, un-choreographed usees for these techniques. The study of applications is bunkai, but actually this means analysis. A better term might be oyo - to use or apply.
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John Burke, 6th dan renshi, is a full time Karate instructor in Devon, UK. His books, DVDs, downloads, and seminars are enjoyed all over the world.
In this video, we take a look at the concept of bunkai having an omote and ura application. Our example is kage zuki, the key punch, and how we might not punch with it at all...