Bunkai teaches how to use the techniques of a Kata in real combat But   the   Kata   must   not   show   each   detail   of   the   technique   or   following   combinations.   In   the   Kata   we   see   hardly   more   than   a   hind   what kind of Bunkai is behind. It’s like the first picture of a movie. And only who knows the movie can identify the movie by seeing the first picture. But   in   a   lot   of   cases   it’s   possible   to   guess   the   logical   applications   which   follows   the   technique   of   a   Kata.   Dies   means   you   can   guess   how the movie is going on, tough you never watched it. Only   because   of   this   possibility   we   are   able   to   see   the   meaning   behind   a   technique,   even   if   there   is   no   master   who   can   or   will   teach   us the true Bunkai. But in fact there are cases where master teach the wrong applications, tough knowing the right one. In   case   of   Bassai   Dai   it   is   common   idea   that   the   first   technique   (Soe   Uke   in   Kosa   Dachi)   is   to   defend   a   long   punch.   Who   ever   tries   this will learn (after he did wake up), that he has done a favour to his opponent. True ist, that the technique is a kind of throwing technique comparable to an aikido technique. To teach the true Bunkai we find the problem, that there are techniques which are able to create serious injuries or even mortal effect. Is it the right way to teach this in sport? Shall I teach techniques to make each student able to kill someone? If   I   teach   mortal   techniques   and   a   student   use   it   to   kill   someone,   I’m   not   responsible   for   that,   but   I’m   the   root   of   it.   In   any   case   if   we take causality serious. Something what counts in the same way for each weapon factory. So a responsible way of teaching Bunkai don’t allows to show everything to everyone, especially the mortal techniques. But before I start to teach wrong Bunkai, like in Bassai Dai, I don’t teach the technique to students. Exceptional I find a way to use the technique in sportive way. But   if   the   result   will   be   that   the   technique   will   not   work   probably   before   done   1000   times   it   would’nt   be   really   sportive   and   would   make no sense. Fundamental for Bunkai is that the body will find it logical. Maybe we can say the body have to like it. A   technique   which   will   not   start   to   work   properly   before   really   often   done,   will   not   work   automatically   in   case   of   a   true   and   sudden combat situation. On   the   other   hand,   a   Bunkai   which   I   find   easy   can   be   done   1000   times.   And   after   that   I   can   find   out   that   it’s   able   to   improve   it   with   the 1001… H. Haß 2016
Bunkai teaches how to use the techniques of a Kata in real combat But   the   Kata   must   not   show   each   detail   of   the   technique   or   following combinations.   In   the   Kata   we   see   hardly   more   than   a   hind   what   kind of Bunkai is behind. It’s   like   the   first   picture   of   a   movie.   And   only   who   knows   the   movie can identify the movie by seeing the first picture. But   in   a   lot   of   cases   it’s   possible   to   guess   the   logical   applications which   follows   the   technique   of   a   Kata.   Dies   means   you   can   guess how the movie is going on, tough you never watched it. Only   because   of   this   possibility   we   are   able   to   see   the   meaning behind   a   technique,   even   if   there   is   no   master   who   can   or   will   teach us the true Bunkai. But    in    fact    there    are    cases    where    master    teach    the    wrong applications, tough knowing the right one. In   case   of   Bassai   Dai   it   is   common   idea   that   the   first   technique   (Soe Uke   in   Kosa   Dachi)   is   to   defend   a   long   punch.   Who   ever   tries   this   will learn   (after   he   did   wake   up),   that   he   has   done   a   favour   to   his opponent. True    ist,    that    the    technique    is    a    kind    of    throwing    technique comparable to an aikido technique. To    teach    the    true    Bunkai    we    find    the    problem,    that    there    are techniques   which   are   able   to   create   serious   injuries   or   even   mortal effect. Is   it   the   right   way   to   teach   this   in   sport?   Shall   I   teach   techniques   to make each student able to kill someone? If   I   teach   mortal   techniques   and   a   student   use   it   to   kill   someone,   I’m not   responsible   for   that,   but   I’m   the   root   of   it.   In   any   case   if   we   take causality serious. Something what counts in the same way for each weapon factory. So    a    responsible    way    of    teaching    Bunkai    don’t    allows    to    show everything to everyone, especially the mortal techniques. But   before   I   start   to   teach   wrong   Bunkai,   like   in   Bassai   Dai,   I   don’t teach the technique to students. Exceptional I find a way to use the technique in sportive way. But   if   the   result   will   be   that   the   technique   will   not   work   probably before   done   1000   times   it   would’nt   be   really   sportive   and   would make no sense. Fundamental   for   Bunkai   is   that   the   body   will   find   it   logical.   Maybe   we can say the body have to like it. A   technique   which   will   not   start   to   work   properly   before   really   often done,   will   not   work   automatically   in   case   of   a   true   and   sudden combat situation. On   the   other   hand,   a   Bunkai   which   I   find   easy   can   be   done   1000 times.   And   after   that   I   can   find   out   that   it’s   able   to   improve   it   with the 1001… H. Haß 2016
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