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#204324 - 04/16/06 11:19 AM Re: Secret techniques in kata [Re: oldman]
CraneMaster Offline
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(cat=sand kicking)




I think this whole idea of kicking sand is kitty poo. Have you ever tried this at a beach? It's actually rather hard to kick sand and get it to go where you want it to go. Also when I was stationed at Camp Butler on Okinawa I don't really remember seeing much sand except at the beach. Personally I think the Nekoashi Dachi is just used as a prep for easier kicking. IMHO sometimes people look to deep into kata looking for application, then all of a sudden you get people flinging sand and ripping skin with their fingers. LOL

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#204325 - 05/15/07 01:15 PM Re: Secret techniques in kata [Re: phoenixsflame]
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How about blocking being used as checking or jamming when they make a move or get ready to move on you? Then short strikes, elbows, grappling, pressure points, etc.
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