Fukyugata Ni Takedown Bunkai

The second basic kata in Matusbayashi-ryu is called Fukyugata Ni. Originally, this is a Goju-ryu kata created by Chojun Miyagi called Gekisai Ichi. In this video, we review a basic bunkai application (influenced by Iain Abernethy’s approach to this kata) and then discuss in detail a takedown application for the opening sequence, which applies the low-block windup movement as a set up position for a takedown. The dynamic slide backward into low-block position is applied as the takedown technique.