Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Gekisai Dai Ichi Kata Instructional

As the title says, a useful instructional guide to performing Gekisai Dai Ichi.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Black Belt Seminar

The 2nd Gojukai Kanto Regional Kata Seminar will be held on August 7 from 13:30-16:30 at the sports gymnasium at Sugamo Elementary School in Toshima Ward. The trainers will be senior instructors of Gojukai in the Tokyo and surrounding areas, and the sessions will focus on Sanchin, Tensho and other relevant kata according to Dan level. Those eligible to participate in the seminar are all black belt members of Gojukai, including those intending to take the 1st Dan examination this year. The school is located at 1-Chome 24-10 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima Ward, Tokyo.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Gekisai Dai Ichi Applications

This video from 0:48 to 1:25 shows Higaonna Sensei and Terauchi Sensei demonstrating the applications (Bunkai) of the Gekisai Daichi kata.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Gekisai Dai Ichi (Taira Masaji Sensei)

Taira Sensei's version of the kata places great emphasis on using the hips to drive the blocks and strikes. It is quite a different approach from those I have generally seen on mainland Japan, but very impressive and educational nevertheless.