Kanku-dai, Tekki Nidan
The purpose of this DVD series is not to teach the kata, but to give meaning to the movements. At least two possible applications (Bunkai) for each sequence are demonstrated. By studying this DVD, the karate-ka will develop a useful and practical understanding of the applications to the movements in these katas.
For the beginning student, this DVD will serve as a starting point in his or her own understanding of the kata applications. For the experienced karate-ka, this DVD may lead to new interpretation of the movements:
- 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. Many of the combinations are applicable in a variety of different situations without modifying the sequence.
- Tekki Nidan: This kata emphasizes the use of close range techniques against such attacks as bear hugs and grabbing attacks. Tekki Nidan is a contrast to the approach used in Kanku-dai, making both katas useful for the karate-ka to study.
We also recommend Advanced Shotokan Kata, Volume One, which covers the technical details and form of Kanku-dai and Advanced Shotokan Kata, Volume Two which covers Tekki Nidan. (63 minutes)