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Okikukai sanseiryu bunkai.
Dana Sheets wrote:Is the purpose of a yakosuko bunkai (pre-arranged application) to show every variety of tactic on earth? Not in my book. The purpose of a yakosuko bunkai is to memorialize application principles that the practitioner then expands upon and varies in oyo bunkai (open application).
Dana Sheets wrote:Just to be clear--I was not presenting an Okikukai policy or opinion about pre-arranged bunkai, I was presenting my own understanding.
Dana Sheets wrote:I think people want to be able to string together 3, 4, or 8 kata moves because it would be so wonderful to have some kind of prescribed series of moves that would always work. But you can't prescribe that many moves of a violent encounter accurately.
Dana Sheets wrote:My understanding of any of the systems that date from the 19th century is that each kata movement is its own model (hsing) and should be analyzed that way - but it is important to remember that each movement begins with the movement into it and ends with the movement out of it.
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