Here is my question. The Naihanchi Kata has many variations in both the name (Naihanchi, Tekki, Nafanchi,….), and the way it is practiced. The version I practice has about 30 moves total (actually less than 16 different moves, as some are repeated). while breaking it down to prepare for a seminar I’m teaching in May, I have isolated on 11 moves. From those 11 moves I have compiled a list of 51 different hidden applications. My question is, if you do Naihanchi or one of its variations, how many different hidden bunkai / self-defense applications do you have for your version of the Kata?
Note: By no means have I found all the possible applications that are in the Kata. The 51 applications I mentioned are only the ones I am aware of at this time….
Obviously, @Political does not have a clue how ignorant his rant sounds. Calling me kid is silly enough. To state something so bold, knowing nothing about the Kata or me and the long number of years I have been dong martial arts is ludicrous. I would tell him to come to my seminar and learn something, but we all know that would never happen. Either the excuse of distance, or limited time would be an easy excuse. It is a proven fact you can’t enlighten anyone that does not want to be enlightened. What is sad is to have such a closed mind.
another thing I find interesting is the differences between the way Shotokan does the Kata and the way I do it. A few of the bunkai I have so far take into account the way Shotokan does the Kata. One of the the differences being the high leg lift as you make the first cross step to the right. We do not do that high leg lift in my version, but there are good reasons why it is something to consider when examining the Kata.
The Naihanchi I do has no circle/knee raise/… in it (see the kata Seiyu Oyata taught). The foot crosses in front of the support leg and your weight is transferred to it so that the other foot can slide out into either a Shiko-dachi or Kiba-dachi, depending on what version of the kata you do.
@Kajukat……. what you describe can be seen in Naihanchi…… BUT, it is in so many other Kata too that I can’t say for sure if Naihanchi is in your style or not. best you research that with people who are much more knowledgeable about your style.
jwbulldogs mentioned the leg raise as being a kick. I have one application where the attackers wrist grab is countered with a nikkyo and the step-over pulls the attacker off center so the path is cleared to use a knee strike to his chin/face,…. if the nikkyo is used the attacker is often to close to kick his leg, but a knee to the face is easy.