Monday, March 23, 2009

HIDEN WAZA THE BUNKAI CODE

The following is the code of kata interpretation often referred to as "the oral tradition" in the sense that it was rarely written down for "outsiders" eyes to see.Countering. Immobilize The Opponent Before Striking.//The Names Of Movements Have Been Disguised//.There Are No Techniques that End With A Block//.Block With Both Hands//.Grabbing Hand And Pulling Hand IS THE RETRACTING HAND//The Front Hand is the Attacking Hand.//Perform A Movement That Consists Of Two Counts In One Count//.Switch Step//.Kicks Are Performed Low While Grabbing The Opponent//.There Is One Opponent To The Front////.Hang The Opponent To Skyas a newly caught fish//.LIFT TO BREAK HIS BALANCE //Release And Re-grip.//Take The Opponent’s Back.//Cross Legged Stance Represents A Body Shift Or A Joint Kick OR LEG TRAP//.Jumps And Body Shifts Represent Throws.//Throw Your Opponent Off Balance In A Triangle Whose Base Is The Base Of The Opponent’s Feet.USE STANCE TO BREAK HIS POSTURE
Cut The Forearm as if holding a sword//.The Kamae Is An Invitation.TO ASSUME AN AGGRESSIVE POSTURE(kamae) PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY IS TO INVITE ATTACK ALTERNATIVELY SEEM TO BE UNGUARDED IN ONE AREA.//Release From Holds//.Empty One’s Sake Cup.DON'T CLOUD YOUR MIND WITH" WHAT IF's"// TAKE The Opponent In And Turn Him Upside Down//.Extend the Opponent’s Elbow.//MOST BLOCKS OCCUR JUST BELOW OR JUST ABOVE THE ELBOWNOT AT THE WRIST//Make the attacker the defender once conflict occurs there are no defensive moves in karate.
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The above is the oral teaching of kata hiden waza or kata secret teachings.
I by no means recieved these from one sensei but 5 and not all of them from any one sensei.They are a collection of insights gathered nearly 50 years of study.If you chose to alter kata movement the new movement should conform to some of the above.The comments in CAPS are further information obtained through research.