Keep in mind that Weapon kata are open to interpretation just as much as empty handed kata. While some people only view weapon bunkai as weapon vs weapon, others may view it as weapon vs empty hand or some other combination. You also need to take into consideration the movements leading up to the low thrust. It is very possibe, ( and I am not looking at the video right now , but I am quite familiar with it) , that the moves leading up to the low thrust lead the opponent into leaving himself open down low.
Also, in many cases a low thrust can be seen as a preparation for a sand flick. Many okinawan kata are interpreted to be taking place on a beach. Sunakake is the technique of using a bo, or eku to flick sand into the face of your opponent. Choun no Kun and many other bo kata contain this move in some form or another. While the practicality may not seem immediately evident to one person, it is quite apparent to someone else.
Edited by Chatan1979 (10/23/06 10:57 PM)
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