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Kata Application Videos

Kata Application Downloadable Videos

The purpose of these video is not to teach the kata, but to give meaning to the movements. At least two possible applications for each sequence is demonstrated. By studying this series of videos, the karate-ka will develop a useful and practical understanding of the applications to the movements of these katas. Each video is broken into smaller clips to make it easy to jump straight to the section you wish to practice.
  • Bassai-dai Applications Download

    Bassai-dai Kata Applications This video teaches the applicaitons (Bunkai) to Bassai-dai.  This kata contains a wide variety of movements. the techniques employed, such as knee strikes, grabs and low kicks, make this...

  • Empi Applications Download

    Empi Kata Applications This video teaches the applicaitons (Bunkai) to Empi.  This kata includes some very unusual features, such as rapid up and down movements and quick changes of direction. Empi is ideally suited...

  • Kanku-dai Applications Download

    Kanku-dai Kata Applications This video teaches the applicaitons (Bunkai) to Kanku-dai.  This is a versatile kata. Although many of these sequences are similiar to the Heian Katas, Kanku-dai takes them a step further...

  • Jion Applications Download

    Jion Kata Applications This video teaches the applicaitons (Bunkai) to Jion.  This is a very powerful kata that is ideally suited for a larger karate-ka. This kata allows the karate-ka to develop self-defense...

  • Gankaku Applications Download

    Gankaku Kata Applications This video teaches the applicaitons (Bunkai) to Gankaku.  This kata provides self-defense applications for many situations, including defenses against attacks from the rear. Gankaku also helps...

  • Tekki Nidan Applications Download

    Tekki Nidan Kata Applications This video teaches the applicaitons (Bunkai) to Tekki Nidan.  This kata emphasizes the use of close range techniques against such attacks as bear hugs and grabbing attacks. Tekki Nidan is...