I have a drill that a few of us at the dojo (Shubenacadie,Nova Scotia) have been working on lately; I was hoping that some of you may read the description and give some advice on it.
The drill was thought of to teach applications to the wa-uke block, our mindset was that we practice Kata to learn the self defence moves within the style, fluid movements, etc...(I have a long journy ahead!). However I have only seen one bunkai show one application to the wa-uke, that was Konshu bunkai put together by a local instructor. So which brings me to my long winded point: Myself and some other dojo bums' are working on this drill to show numerous wa-uke uses, could you 'guys' maybe help us out with some critique, advice? Here is the bunkai...
Shin Gi Tai Dojo Wa-Uke Bunkai Number #1
A= attacker, D= defender
Showing wa-uke block to inside of body
1) A in left stance, steps in right lunge punch.
D in left stance, slides back left block.
A throws left reverse punch.
D blocks with right hand, draws both hands back; then slide in and thrust.
Showing wa-uke block to outside of body
2) A in right stance, steps in with left lunge punch.
D in right stance, steps back, left block and hold A's arm to waist.
A throws right reverse punch.
D blocks with right hand tying A's arms up, slide in and push.
Showing application of wa-uke, while changing the timing of the thrust.
3) A in left stance, steps in with right lunge punch.
D in left stance, steps back and blocks with right hand, bringing hand to waist, left hand simultaneously draws back and shoots forward/ upwards striking A's in jaw/chin with thumb knuckle strike. Push away with right hand.
Showing application and fluid transition from downward block to upper block.
4) A in right stance, steps in left front kick.
D in right stance, slides back, right down block.
A throws left jab.
D blocks right hand and grabs, throws left palm heel to A's chest OR left thumb knuckle to throat.
Showing a take down application in wa-uke block.
5) A in left stance, step in with right lunge punch.
D in left stance, slide back, block left hand bringing A's hand to waist, right hand comes across body, roll wrist to turn A's head away, right foot takes Sanchin step around A right foot, continue moving A's upper body via head, then into a take down. Finish with a heel to A's chest OR shoken to ribs.
Showing applications to 5 movements of wa-uke block.
6) A in right stance, slides in with left reverse punch.
D in right stance, step back, right 'check' block.
A in right stance, step in left front kick.
D in left stance, step back, left down block.
A in left stance, step in right front kick.
D in right stance, step back, left 'cross' block.
A in right stance, throws right jab.
D in left stance, blocks with left hand, pulling A's arm to waist and counters with palm heel to A's chin.