Bassai sho bunkai video
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Bunkai (kata application) is usually performed with a partner or a group of partners which execute predefined attacks, and the student performing the kata responds with defenses, counterattacks, or other actions, based on a part of the kata. This allows the student in the middle to understand what the movements in kata are meant to accomplish. It may also illustrate how to improve technique by adjusting distances, time moves properly, and adapt a technique depending on the size of an opponent.
Bassai sho has a unique emphasis on stick defenses and counters. This emphasis upon reacting to attacks from a stick is supposedly typical of an Itosu created kata, since all of the kata that he heavily influenced contain stick-countering techniques within them. Supposedly Itosu’s father used to tie him to a stake and poke at him with a stick to teach him fighting spirit. According to the legend, Itosu was very interested in techniques that would take a stick away from his father. The legend would neatly explain a lot about the origin of stick defense in kata, however, the whole legend is probably just a story with little basis in truth.