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This video teaches the applications (Bunkai) to Gankaku. This kata provides self-defense applications for many situations, including defenses against attacks from the rear. Gankaku also helps to develop self-defense responses in situations where the defenders balance is less than ideal.
The purpose of 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.
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.