Naihanchi Applications

One from the archives! We’d had some discussions in class about arm placement and here’s a video with some thoughts for application. Naihanchi was the kata that really spurred my study of bunkai and then system application alignment.

The stance and footwork in naihanchi is very important but not literal. That was the first domino in my path to now. I stayed in the kata stance, instead of moving into a defensive stance.

Naihanchi thoughts from back in the day…

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