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#182321 - 08/30/05 08:43 AM kata apllication on the internet
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i'm creating an online resources site for karate students and have managed to get loads of good stuff on the performance and technical aspect of every major kata (except goju-ryu, they're a little more illusive). Have a look at the website www.karateonline.org some of the international footage is amazing, mottram especially.

my question, however, is does anyone know of good stuff on bunkai floating around anywhere. If you do please let me kn ow as a kata without bunkai explained may just as well be a dance.

thanks

gary

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#182322 - 08/30/05 09:22 AM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: znra251]
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#182323 - 08/30/05 10:25 AM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: oldman]
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Quote:

http://www.karate.org.yu/articles/48%20techniques%20part%201.htm




These 48 moves is absolutely fantastic! Now tell me karate doesn't have grappling in it! Awesome, absolutely awesome!
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#182324 - 08/30/05 10:41 AM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: Gavin]
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Ok. Karate doesn't have grappling in it.

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#182325 - 08/30/05 11:06 AM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: oldman]
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The more I read your posts, the more I understand why you do so many cartoons! You silly man!
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#182326 - 08/30/05 12:07 PM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: Gavin]
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#182327 - 08/30/05 12:37 PM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: znra251]
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".....my question, however, is does anyone know of good stuff on bunkai floating around anywhere. If you do please let me kn ow as a kata without bunkai explained may just as well be a dance....."

I think I know what you are trying to say and I don't altogether disagree with you. However, there is a whole lot more to a true kata than just figuring out applications. Until Miyagi came along and coined the use of the term "bunkai" for analyzing katas in terms of practicality guidance in unfolding the various understandings regarding what kata are all about fell to the teacher-student relationship. Now, with all the media a lot of what used to be pretty well-protected material has become pretty well-known and basic MA fundamentals. All the same, the kata have a lot more to teach us than just better ways to bang heads.

Best Wishes,

Bruce

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#182328 - 08/30/05 12:47 PM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: glad2bhere]
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Bruce,
I agree there is more to it than the bunkai. I also find those benefits harder to articulate. Would you take a shot at presenting what those benefits are as you percieve them?

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#182329 - 08/30/05 01:10 PM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: oldman]
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Oh, now thats cool! You are one talented man my friend! I word of warning to the rest of the forum, never ever poke fun at an artist!
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#182330 - 08/30/05 01:23 PM Re: kata apllication on the internet [Re: Gavin]
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Gav,
I was tempted to draw your Dad but theres only a few thousand miles and an ocean between me and him. I may be silly but I'm not stupid.

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