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#146008 - 05/19/05 07:32 AM You only get ONE!!
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Registered: 05/03/05
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Many of us have been exposed to many kata. Some of them you practice diligently, others you discard.

I would like you to choose ONE kata. Choose the one that you think contains the most valuable principles or the greatest number of principles.

This might be a kata you don't like, is not the prettiest, or the easiest or most challenging.

You only get one. This will be the only one you can practice for the rest of your MA career. Choose wisely

If you would like, you can state why. However you do not have to.

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#146009 - 05/19/05 10:31 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
CVV Offline
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Goju ryu sesan kata.

It fits my way of fighting and I fit the kata's curriculum.
There's a nasty 'thumb into throat' technique I love and a lovely 'knee in the testicles'. Also the only fumikomi geri found in our style is in the kata. Lovely opening in close fighting to let your opponent drop his guard without being able to retreat, as you stomp on his foot.

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#146010 - 05/19/05 11:54 AM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
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naihanchi for me.

simple effective principles that are very useable in self defense. nice variation of techniques ie ridge hand, enpi, yoko tsuki, low kick, cross stepping, double arm actions, same arm strike after block, loads of tuite and kyusho.

its endless and a foundation in okinawan karate IMO.

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#146011 - 05/19/05 02:30 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
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Kanku Dai, its fluid,powerful and dynamic.

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#146012 - 05/19/05 03:34 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: shoshinkan]
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I have to agree with you, shoshinkan. For such a short kata the amount of applications in it is staggering.
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#146013 - 05/19/05 04:00 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
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Naihanchi?........ Bassai?.........Naihanchi?........ Bassai?.........Naihanchi?........ Bassai?.........Naihanchi?........ Bassai?.........Naihanchi?........ Bassai?.........UMMMMM? ..crap

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#146014 - 05/19/05 04:34 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
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Seisan, naha versions.
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#146015 - 05/19/05 05:14 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: cxt]
BuDoc Offline
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Keep 'em coming guys!

Oldman, since you were #1, you get 2. I would hate to drive you to dimentia over naihanchi or passai

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#146016 - 05/19/05 05:30 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: BuDoc]
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I am a big Naihanchi and Passai fan but I would have to choose Kusanku if I was limited to just one kata.
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#146017 - 05/19/05 05:42 PM Re: You only get ONE!! [Re: kenposan]
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choki motobu cant be wrong and if he was still around we wouldnt tell him he was for sure, naihanchi all the way !

Now if were talking pretty then.....................LOL

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