Passai (披塞) in Okinawan styles and Bassai in Japanese styles. The kata focus on on Okinawa. () bassai-dai Bunkai. Here is tbe Passai / Bassai-Dai bunkai clip I’ve been promising! This clip shows a simple drill for the sequence of “blocks” found at the start of the. As many of you will know, I’ve been selling my own DVD’s for some time now. I’ve finally caught up with the times and they are now available much more.

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Shotokan’s Bassai Dai is so different to Matsumura Passai! How about if you do Kyokushinkai? Or modern styles like GKR? Regardless of style, you should be bunmai to see the similarities in the kata. So we lean over for the yamazuki and you don’t?

Don’t let it worry you. The application is a possibility rather than a law. If it doesn’t fit with what your association says, but it makes sense to you then great, we are reading from the same hymn sheet. Oh – we’ve gone and put together a special offer!


Bassai Dai / Passai

Book and DVD deal! See how the kata, often demonstrated as defences against a bo staff, is actually for close in grappling, joint locks, and escapes from realistic types of attack bwssai than the usual “oi-zuki” types of attack or trying to st op someone with a six-foot stick.

It is generally taught to brown belts and black belts, and some groups use it as their examination kata for taking shodan. Seen in many different lineages of Karate, Bassai is sometimes an enigma. It was groups who insist that the series of turning blocks are there for stopping people who wish to hit you with oi-zuki chudan that prompted John Burke sensei to write the book Fortress Storming about this kata’s applications. The complicated sets of joint locks and escapes are there to make a complete martial arts style in themselves – the Fortress Storming style.

Rather than performing defences against roundhouse kicks and combinations that people don’t really do, John Burke put together a book to show how the kata works dxi Pressure Point applications against real types of attack. The author’s training with experts from all over the world culminated in him teaching seminars for diverse groups.


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Foreword contributors to the book include Patrick McCarthy 8th dan hanshi, Anthony Blades 6th dan renshi, and Russell Stutely 6th dan renshi nowadays 9th Dan and 7th Dan respectively. The principles contained in this book can be used with virtually bassqi kata, from any style, or any association.

It might be rebellious to look outside those oft touted applications that some are “forced” to learn, but wouldn’t you rather have the options available to you? If you are serious about your Karate, and about Bunkai, then can you afford to be without this kind of research? Fortress Storming is a page book featuring background and historical information, a PP primer, and the common rules for self defence situations. Taught at a “learning speed”, the demonstrations help with the understanding of some of the moves from the kata.

Practical applications in written and photographc form.

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