Happy holidays everyone.
I have hear a lot of reasons over the years why the pinan/heian kata was created. i was wondering which other theory’s were out there and can you explain them
a few of the ones i have hear over the years are:
the pinan / heian series was created to teach the grappling aspects of tode, it teach in the primary schools.
that pinan shodan (heian nidan) was created first because the opening movement was designed to create a twitch reflex. and easier to perform.
@DILIGAF the heian kata has very advance grappling in them as well. its not just basic grappling.
there are many arm-bars, traps, breaks, joint locks reversal, chokes as well as small circle jujutsu in them.
i can spend months just going over the first heian kata and nothing else with all the applications never hitting the same one twice
part of the problem is many people are only taught simple applications when there is far more to bunkai then this.
bunkai has several levels not just a basic one.
and the arms are only part of the technique. there is also alot with the stances. the stances themselves become locks and traps as well as breaks and so forth
you ruined my next question. your not allowed to participate any more.. lol
my next question was going to be along the lines of what is the difference between beginner and advance techniques or applications, in regards to kata… or something to that effect i was still working on the wording.
if any one cares to answer that part here your more then welcome. it seems the direction this question might be starting to take anyway
I dont consider kata having hidden movements. i ever really liked that term its mis-leading.
from my understanding and i will use naihanchi for this example, itosu didnt remove the advance techniques to naihanchi that he taught to the children he removed only the deadly ones.
im also drawing from the fact that itosu was well versed in grappling.
in a letter itosu wrote to the ministry often refereed to his ten percepts now a days number 6 mentions grappling. why would he mention grappling to the ministry of education if he didnt put it in t
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why would he mention grappling to the ministry of education if he didnt put it in the kata
6. Handed down by word of mouth, Karate comprises a myriad of techniques and corresponding meanings. Resolve to independently explore the context of these techniques, observing the principles of torite (grappling/joint locks) with the corresponding theory of usage – and the practical applications will be more easily understood.