The fine, practical, points of storming fortresses. Kata is a japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in. Bassai dai, bunkai, hikite, iain abernethy, rakesh patel. Sequential pictures demonstrate the views in front of the kata performer. While there are overall similarities in the structure, and indeed some identical moves, bassai sho has quite a different feel to bassai dai. This book is a great kata reference tool for any student of shotokan karate. Bassai sho feels light and sharp, evading and dodging where bassai dai simply blasts through.
It was, and still is, a kata id show to people as an example of our system. This is a portion of your black belt test black belt tools. In barbados martial arts is just as popular as any other sport, such as karate. Bunkai for the karate kata, bassai dai john bunkau bassai dai bunkai strategies newsletter week koryu oyo jutsu. After spending more time on bassai dai tonight and trying to get a handle on some of the application i took another look at didier lupos bunkai film while doing the kata was fresh in my mind. Further evidence that passai has roots in tomari city is that passai dai starts with the right fist covered by the left hand, like other kata thought to have originated there, such as jutte, jion, jiin and empi. Passai dai is the matsumura passai the old form and passai sho is the itosu passai the younger form. Bassai sho is an advanced shotokan kata and is the sister kata to bassai dai. Lethal okinawan karate 5 likes however keen you may be to begin your study, before you venture on to the mat and attempt any of the basic techniques it is. Bassai dai is the best known shotokan kata and one most practiced. Etymology when looking at bassai, we will begin with the name.
Nov 28, 2015 shotokan karate black belt kata bassai dai with 53 moves. See more ideas about shotokan karate, karate and martial arts. Karate basics kata explained kata translates literally as form. Bassaisho commentary video shotokan sensei the online. On sunday i had a fantastic 4 hours taking part in a seminar about the practical applications that can be found in the bassai dai kata. You can look forward to kata bassai dai of master anko itosu as the first presented kata. Fully described and illustrated in this volume are the widely practiced bassal and kanku kata. While there are overall similarities in the structure, and indeed some identical moves, bassai sho has quite a different feel to bassai dai, emphasising balance and quick turning moves, as opposed to the power of the latter. Sep 10, 2015 after the five heianpinan kata and tekki shodan naihanchi, bassai dai was the next kata we learnt. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The descriptions of the kata movements, and the pictures are clear and easy to use.
Kata shuhari institute advancing traditional karate. It feels like no other kata, full of destructive potential and also grace. It is almost twice the length of the preceding kata. Shotokan karate page videos masao kagawa shihan kata bassai dai. Fudoshin shotokan karate bassaidai kata shitoryu vs. The kata focus on the idea of changing disadvantage into advantage by strong and courageous response, switching blocks and differing degrees of power. Bassai dai passai storming a fortress the greater kata history. An explanation of the different moves in the kata bassaidai with a step. Tomari bassai international hayashiha shitoryu karate. Fully described and illustrated in this volume are the widely practiced bassal and kanku kata from the jfa recommended group. An explanation of the different moves in the kata bassaidai with a step shotokan karate. The applications presented here, strictly adhering to the kata sequences, offer the reader the possibility to attain exact and comprehensive interpretations of the complex higherlevel kata. There are several variations of these kata, including passai sho or.
The katas taught in this great book are middle black belt level kata and should not be practiced until one has learned hein 1,2,3,4,5, tekki shodan, nidan, sandan, bassai dai, kanku dai. It is difficult to pin point the origin or with any certainty, to describe the evolution of the many katas which are practiced in dojos around the world today. Karate female team kata bronze medal serbia vs italy wkf world championships belgrade 2010 12 duration. Master nakayamas best karate book series is widely viewed as the definitive. The book aims to assist in understanding them better, to get to know the situations when they can be applied, and how to improve them in the daily training routine as well as in grading tests and competitions.
The movements are said to be likened to that of a battering ram being used against solid walls, hence the name. Quote from the book of five rings written by the most honored and prevalent of all. It uses a wide range of movements and stances, and must be undertaken strongly, with plenty of spirit. This very old kata can teach us agility, hip movements, strength and the change from fast to slow techniques. This kata differs from the related shotokan kata known as bassai sho. Tekki nidan, tekki sandan, bassai sho, kanku sho, jitte, gankaku, chinte, jiin, niju shi ho, sochin, wankan, meikyo, goju shi ho dai, goju shi ho sho, unsu. Shotokan karate, kata tekki sandan kanazawa hirokazu.
It is likely that the oldest version of bassai is the one we call matsumura bassai. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first book to focus only on karate kata illustrated. You can see stance, the name of stance, and the direction of movement. I find bassai quite easy to copy but very hard to do. Bassai dai as well as jitte also teach a certain power that can be described as breaking power.
Made this on an iphone app pixel animator on my way home. Bassai dai to storm a fortressis normally the first kata learned after a student achieves their 3 rd kyu brown belt. Bassaisho is an advanced shotokan kata and is the sister kata to bassaidai. The shorinryu version of passai bears a close resemblance to oyadomari no passai, and is a much softer kata than shotokans bassai dai. Karate kata news newspapers books scholar jstor march 2017 learn how and when to remove this.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first book. Mar 19, 20 bassai dai article the bassai family of kata are known as passai patsai in okinawan and bassai in japanese. To this day bassai dai remains one of the big four katas of shotokan and also a milestone for most students. Dec 21, 2011 this book illustrates a kata named bassai dai by three methods. Bassai is one of the most important kata in the shoto ryu family. When we apply that to the shotokan versions of bassai, the dai version is the asato bassai and the sho version is a younger form that later came into the shotokan curriculum, maybe formulated by itosu himself maybe not. Shotokan karate kata bassai dai bassai dai, literally translates to storm a castle, major or to penetrate a fortress, major is a kata practiced in shotokan karate and is one of many variations of the passai kata. Versions of the kata include passai sho or minor passai and passai dai or major passai.
Okinawan martial artists call it passai while japanese karate ka refer to it as bassai. Although like most karate kata, its origins may be traceable back to china, the most related source to todays kata. Further evidence that passai has roots in tomari city is that passai dai starts with the right fist covered by the left hand, like other kata thought to have originated there, such as jitte, jion, jiin and empi. In a streetfight, your opponent may be tallershorter and even armed, and his solar plexus or head may not be at the same level as yours. Tomari bassai videos international hayashiha shitoryu. Thiyagarajan coopt as a new president for all india karate do federation aikf 1st shito ryu seiko kai asia cup karate championship in new delhi india to be held on 15th feb.
If you want to stay tuned, for questions or general information about our domain and products, please subscribe to the spirit of the kata mailing list. It is a japanese word describing detailed choreographed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs. A s book on the kata by mabuni kenwa also follows this kick with an immediate cat stance rather than the move seen at 58 secs in the adjacent wkf shitei tournament version being performed by wkf kata. Passai but changed it hold more japanese connotation later. Passai in okinawan styles and bassai in japanese styles.
Nakayamas best karate was published in english in 1979, but remains the definitive guide to shotokan karate. This book like the first of the series shall be a support for those who want to look up the details or even the entire sequence of a kata. An explanation of the different moves in the kata bassaidai with a stepbystep demonstration of the kata. Nov 06, 2006 karate bassai dai cross the fortress or the art of outdoing itself karate duration. The typical technique that characterizes the bassai dai. This is bassai dai commentary by michael stilgoe on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Bassai dai is an important kata to shotokan karate enthusiasts. Bassai dai article the bassai family of kata are known as passai patsai in okinawan and bassai in japanese. Learning this kata means that the student has passed from learning the basic katas and has moved on to learning the intermediate katas of the style. Nijushiho commentary on the shotokan sensei youtube channel. The kata contained in this book have their roots in the shotokan karate style. Karate bassai dai cross the fortress or the art of outdoing itself karate duration. In practising kata, and doing a jodan and chudan punch, you may assume that your opponent is of the same height as you, so you learn to punch with your arm extended at a certain angle. We would like to keep you informed about what is going on and the launch date of the website.
It is generally taught to brown belts and black belts, and some groups use it as their examination kata for taking shodan. It is a great kata with a lot of technical points that should be. Eschewing modern trends for more showy, exaggerated katas, intended to wow tournament judges, these volumes retain an old school economy of motion that older karatekas and those whose interest is more in karate as a practical fighting corpus will appreciate. You can see the detail of each movement of the kata. Eschewing modern trends for more showy, exaggerated katas, intended to wow tournament judges, these volumes retain an old school economy of motion that older karatekas and those whose interest is more in karate.
Shotokan karate black belt kata bassai dai with 53 moves. Hence, passai sho is a shorter variation on passai and also bears some resemblances to bassai dai, indicating this kata. Shotokan kata hyakuhachiho by sensei stephen robinson by shotokan68. Bassai, kanku by masatoshi nakayama, 97808701833, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Craigs book gives an indepth explanation of the theory, application, and multiple. I also know of nobody who cites it as their least favourite kata. However, there is some contention between researchers as to if there was a separate tomari school of karate. Also if you find them useful share the videos and the books with your karate buddys, tag them, that a great support and very much appre. Although like most karate kata, its origins may be traceable back to china, the most related source to todays kata versions appears to be derived from matsumura sokon who lived in okinawa from either the late 1700s, or early 1800s, until the late 1800s actual source dates.
Mar 02, 2014 bassai is not like sanchin it is not an exercise in isometric tension. Shotokan karate page masao kagawa shihan kata bassaidai. This book illustrates a kata named bassai dai by three methods. Bassai dai kawasoe sensei former jka 6th dan by sundome1. This volume 9, covers the proper sequence of shotokan karate kata bassai sho, kanku sho, and chinte.
Seen in many different lineages of karate, bassai is sometimes an enigma. It seemed to embody all the strength of our system. In the case of kata, explanation of the brutal selfdefense applications behind. Master funakoshi originally spelled the name of this form.
Shotokan you have to study more than one style to understand the meaning behind the kata. Shotokan you have to study more than one style to understand the meaning behind the kata movements. The feeling of kata should be precise, with fast execution of technique and attention given to appropriate balance between speed and power. There are many different versions of bassai dai and its origins are believed to be the village of tomari in hokkaido, japan. Dai and sho the light and shade of kata cambridge karate club.
When karate was introduced from okinawa to mainland japan, its curriculum. In his 1922 book, gichin funakoshi names the form passai. Bassai dai penetrating or capturing the fortress big. This fundamental nahate kata was imortalised as the one danielsan and mr miyagi do on the beach in the karate. More than any other kata up to this point, bassai dai has differents speeds and rhythms throughout its duration, and correctly interpreting these changing tempos will greatly enhance the power, flow and presentation of your kata. Sequential pictures taken from four different angles around the kata performer. Practicing the two shows us two ways to storm a fortress bassai dais battering ram, and bassai shos lockpick. Bassai dai history, kata and bunkai zanshin kai scotland. It was usually learnt as a brown belt kata prior to learning, say kushanku or empi wansu. Dec 21, 2019 therefore, properly learning this kata is of utmost importance to future development. This page provides videos and instructions for shotokan karate kata bassai dai. Another version probably authored by matsumuras friend kokan matsumora is tomari bassai.212 197 1373 690 18 786 1233 935 1166 959 1208 750 521 1345 81 690 659 612 1165 150 425 344 72 632 840 839 1332 1316 258 291 819 870 1076 949 676 198 859