Empi Applications


Empi Applications

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This video teaches the applications (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 for a small person. A larger person, however, can also learn much about self-defense from the principles developed by Empi.

The purpose this video 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 video, the karate-ka will develop a useful and practical understanding of the applications to the movements in this kata.

For the beginning student, this video will serve as a starting point in his or her own understanding of the kata applications. For the experienced karate-ka, this video may lead to new interpretation of the movements.

The video includes:

The important points of the kata are summarized.

The kata applications are demonstrated at full speed without comment.

Detailed Breakdown:
At least two applications for each sequence are demonstrated from a variety of angles, along with an explanation of the fine points.

Full Speed Demonstration:
The kata is demonstrated at full speed and tempo without applications.