Gold 2019 week 50
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Karate-do - The Way of the Empty Hand.
This martial art is taught using set forms - kata. These kata have many uses, and the practical applications are often referred to as bunkai. Oyo might be a better term, as bunkai means analysis but oyo means use, apply.
Bunkai Gold is the video series from John Burke renshi. 50 times per year the Bunkai Strategies Newsletter has a short video on the tv.bunkai.co.uk site illustrating a practical application to moves from Karate kata. Bunkai Gold is the subscription version of that video, longer, and with more detail and depth of explanation.
In this video we take a look at a sequence from Nijushiho, where it is often thought to be a defence against a straight punch followed by a rising elbow retaliation. Here we use both moves to strike the opponent...