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.
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
This is a summary of some of the practical and effective applications within the kata Kanku Dai (Kushanku). Kata is alway more interesting to practice when you actually know some realistic applications behind the techniques. Sensei David Gimbeline hopes you can use these ideas in your own training and teaching.Continue reading Bunkai Kanku Dai