Bunkai Impact Training–Naihanchi Shodan

Some practitioners suggest that the Naihanchi kata are not really about fighting, mainly because the horse-ridding stance doesn’t at first appear to be a practical fighting stance. However, Kenwa Mabuni, Gichin Funakoshi, and many other Okinawan masters taught Naihanchi (Tekki) as clinch fighting and close-range fighting forms. This video uses impact training to drill a bunkai application for the opening movements of Naihanchi Shodan.

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