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Omote, Ura, Honto

Karate Bunkai: 3 Levels of Kata Application called Omote, Ura and Honto.

The true meaning of many kata have been lost in Okinawa history, but through understanding the principles of self-defense we can better use kata in a real fight. In this video you will learn 3 types of bunkai: Omote (suitable for beginners), Ura (intermediate) and Honto (the real application).

These concepts can be applied to all martial arts that have forms, including Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Tang Soo Do. Presented by sensei Jesse Enkamp.

Kusanku (Shinjinbukan)

Kūsankū Dai – performed by Onaga Michiko Kanchō. Filmed at the 2005 Shinjinbukan Latvia Gasshuku. The roots of karate reach far back into the past, into the time of the Ryūkyū kingdom 500 years ago. At that time this secret martial art was called “Ti”. It was only accessible to selected circles and was passed on by masters over the generations. The Shinjinbukan School was founded on Okinawa (Japan) by Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō to preserve “Okinawa Ti”.

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