Tag Archives: kata
Sensei Paul Mitchell, 4th Dan Shotokan Karate is acknowledged expert in kata bunkai (applications). Here he can be seen on a course teaching bunkai to kata Jitte Continue reading
The most commonly used technique in Karate, Tae Kwon D0, Tang Soo Do and many styles of Kung Fu, is Hikite. This is the pulling of a hand back to the hip whilst striking or blocking with the other. This pulling hand can be used as a vicious technique in its own right.
Find out some applications for it. Continue reading
Here we look at applications form the opening sequence of the kata/pattern Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan/Won Hyo. We also look at how it overlaps with the Wing Chun 2nd form, Chum Kiu. Continue reading
Bruce Lee referred to the way that many martial artists train as “organized despair”. When many people still train katas/forms/patterns without really understanding the practical applications, does kata really serve any purpose. Continue reading