Originally Posted By: Shonuff
If it is as you say then all he's doing is parotting Nishiyama, and while I respect the JKA's first generation there's an undisputed lack of knowledge in their stock when it comes to understanding kata and using all but the most basic aspects of the art.


This seems odd to me. Funakoshi's Karate do Kyohan had some good applications. The updated version (Nyumon) was "cleaned up".

Seeing that I graded recently on Meikyo and have gotten some good throws out of it, and the judo base of some of the early high ranking students, I think their level of ignorance of effective bunkai is overstated. It is apparent they lost what was being taught by the Okinawan masters and never passed on a culture of truly analysing kata.
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