This bunkai is another variation of the kata heian yondan (also called pinan yondan). The interpretation is typical for Shotokan with hard and straight techniques. Here we see most applications in go-no-sen way, as it is taught today.
Sensei Emanuele Marcon with Sensei Enrico Pavan showing their interpretation of the kata Tekki Shodan. It shows clearly how different and flexible the possibilities can be of this kata, depending on the experiences of the participants.
One Minute Bunkai: Juji uke (X block) has many bunkai (applications), this example shows a defense against a straight punch to the face. The evasion is a simple body shifting to the side (Tai Sabaki) and the actions of the hands are going directly into the trapping motion. There really is no blocking in this technique. The overhand strike into the arm must be done in perfect timing with the catching-trapping hand from below.Continue reading Juji Uke