One of the problems involved in the interpretation of bunkai among "Traditionalists" is that all the SD responses are launched against karate techniques. This was even demonstrated in the video. I'm a fan of the Ashihara/Enshin method, but who uses kata techniques against hay-makers, tackles & headlocks like we find in "street incidents"? Well, I do.

I've never been involved in an incident where the attacker threw a front-kick or punched & left their strait arm suspended in space so I could grab it & throw-down w/ some fancy-schmancy movie Kung-fu.

If you look closely, you'll see how kata can teach reality responses - I like to use the Pinan kata & Annanko to demonstrate my point.


Edited by hedkikr (12/23/11 02:59 AM)
Ed Ichihara Smith - Shukokai