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Bunkai29  On the hiki-uke in Gekisai nidan 撃砕二段の引き受けの分解について

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Bunkai28  Soto-uke Nage(Uchi-uke Throw ) in Gekisai syodan 撃砕初段の内受け投げ
The seventh movement of Gekisai syodan is consecutive movement of uchi-uke and soto-uke.These two kinds of uke are carried out at the same time.Is it why ?  It is because Bunkai of this movement is a locking technique and Throw.The throw by this joint lock is application of Sashite by the principle of leverage, too.撃砕初段の7~9挙動。内受け・外受けを同時に行う内受け投げ。この関節投げも梃子の原理による差し手の技法だ。
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The application of the seventh behavior "hiki-uke" of Gekisai nidan is "hiki-uke Nage" likewise, too.撃砕二段の場合は引き受け投げとなる。
Bunkai27  Final movement of Sisouchin and "Sasi-te" シソーチンの最終動作と刺し手
Most of throwing and joint locks of Gojuryu are carried out by the principle of "Sashi-te"(Stabbing hand).It is application of the principle of leverage.Karate needs the momentary offense and defense.Hence the "grasps" and the "catching are verbose.The knack of Sashite is not to grab but to sandwich-hit the enemy's arm. Gojuryu-fighter does the joint lock by the principle of "Sashi-te".
The photos are the final movements of Sisouchin.A turn in Kata almost means a throwing technique.The person who does not know this Gojuryu principle will understand it mere Kamae.You handle the right hand like a stick.
Bunkai26  What technique this Saifa's movement is hiding? サイファの隠し技
This type of movement(fist and palm) in Kata often hides some technique.I'll refer about the secret this movement in Kata Saifa hides.(Saifa which refers in this article isn't Saifa in WKF and is traditional Saifa.)型に見られる掌で拳を包む動作は、何らかの隠し技を持っている。

Movement of traditional Saifa used in Yuzenkai.Pay attention to the difference with Saifa in WKF.The first half of this movement means a counterattack to an attacker, and the second half means a counterattack to the counterattack.

Bunkai which is frequently seen in every day textbook of Kata.This technique can't shoot the attacker in one motion.The first elbow blow is too redundant.In other words, it takes time for a counterattack too much.解説書でよく見かける分解例。肘による外し技が冗長で反撃に時間がかかり現実的でない。

yuzenkaiRight Bunkai:I armlock to enemy's wrist by attacking enemy's vital point "syakutaku" by my kakete (using the root of little finger "shishi-kyu") and shoot my elbow to his vital point "wakikage".(Refer to the back nomber 7 of Kancho's essay about using of "shishi-kyu".)This is the technique which does release from an enemy and an elbow attack to an enemy in one operation.This armlock technique to wrist has many application.掛け手(の小指丘)で敵の手首関節を決めると同時に肘が敵の急所脇陰に打ち込まれるワン・モーションの技。
Movement in the second half of Kata means my counterattack technique when I am counterattacked by the same technique of the enemy .

Another Bunkai.I attack attacker's vital point"chi-kon" with my elbow as soon as defend the jodan-tsuki(or chudan-tsuki).The movement of my foot is same as a movement of a foot of Saifa.
Step so that a thigh of a forefoot may be bumped against enemy's Kinteki.
Bunkai25  About the technique of fiinal movement of Suparinpei 一百零八の最終動作
The final movement of Suparinpei has much "hidden techniques".I already showed secret one in "Kancho's essey No.7".I show the technique by Sashite(sticking) this time.As for the joint lock of Gojuryu, Sashite(sticking) is a principle basically.Because an offense and defense of Karate are very fast.The principle of Sashite(sticking) is circular motion of mawashiuke.

In the case of
this skill, I circulately move my body counterclockwise.I can exclude the glenohumeral joint of opponent on this state.
Bunkai24  About the technique of Nidan-geri in Betturin(or Suparinpei)百歩連の二段蹴り
Nidan-geri of Nahate-Gojury is greatly different from the one of Syurite-Syotokan in bunkai. It is difference between short distance Karate and long-distance Karate, and difference between circular movement Karate and straight line movement Karate .I explain about it as an example of Betturin(origin of Suparinpei). In that Kata, we should think about the meaning of Nidan-geri after turning.

①sukui-uke..........②uchi-mawashi-keri ........③turn.........................④shiko-dachi/hiki-uke

⑤nidan-geri(left/right)....⑥hiji-uchi.....................⑦ura-ken.................. ⑧hiki-uke
Mawashi-geri of Suparinpei is the uchi-mawashi-geri of Karate from ancient times.Mawashi-geri of modern Karate is the Mawashi-geri from Muay Thai(Thai boxing).That is the keri under the modern competition rule to assume an attack for Kinteki a foul.This uchi-mawashi-geri has three variations according to distance with opponent.

.....  ..1...................... ....    .2.2.......................   3.             4.
1.Mawashi-geri to attack the head of opponent  2.Mawashi-geri to attack the backbone of opponent    3.4.Mawashi-geri to break the arm of opponent

............................... ..................................  ③
①②…I break a posture of opponent by yoko-hiki-uke.
③…The opponent sinks his posture. My jodan-uchi-mawashigeri swish the air.

............................ ......  ⑤............................ ..
④I turn instantly and try to suppress the opponent again by hiki-uke with centrifugal force.
⑤The opponent try to repel my attack by getting up his attitude. 相手が引き倒されまいとして姿勢を上げる勢いを利用して二段蹴りを放つ。最初の蹴りは第二撃に体重を乗せるための技の起こりである。
I start nidangeri using the force that opponent gets up.This left keri is a feint for right keri.

....⑦            ⑧           ⑨
⑦I shoot right keri as a reaction of left keri to chudan of opponent.
(vital point suigetsu or chikon or wakikage)
⑧A person falls down ahead when his chudan vital points are attacked .I suppress opponent by my weight taking advantage of his down.
⑨I attack by hiji to his vital point "kassatu",seventh part of backbone.
zanshin:If he is going to get up more, I hit his jodan by uraken.
Nidan-geri of Gojuryu is the one of crane.This skill needs the lightness such as the dance of the crane.It is totally different from Nidan-geri of Syotokan...........
Bunkai23  About the technique from the 11th to the 14th of Sesan.十三の11~14番動作について
This movement ,Sukui-uke and Osae-uke with taking Sanchin-dachi step forward, is one of the theorems of gojuryu Karate. In other Kata, the same behavior or the Similar behavior appear.So, this behavior has much bunkai including a joint lock. The basic principle is "Sashi-te" and "Mawashi-uke".
The following is the throwing technique using yokohiki-uke. This type of throw may be rare.
Other bunkai are introduced in members only page.

Left Syuto attacks vital point of opponent.

force of hikite of opponent.相手が引手をする勢いを利用すると、より仕掛けやすい
Bunkai22  About the 24th-25th movement of Suparinpei スーパーリンペイの24~25番動作
The 24th - 25th movement of Suparinpei (of Chojun Miyagi)
Many Karate textbooks say that the another name for "Suparinpei" is "Betturin"(Petturin). In other words,"Suparinpei" and "Betturin"are same kata.But, Chojun Miyagi's Suparinpei and Kanryo Higaonna's Betturin have many differences including a method of the breathing. Especially final movement of both kata are greatly different.They are not same kata.
I think Miyagi greatly had remodeled "Betturin" of Kanryo Higaonna by thought of Miyagi's training. Or there is a possibility that "Suparinpei" was not instructed directly to Chojum Miyagi by Kanryo Higaonna.I feel that Betturin has an element of Syuri-te in a large extent .This part of "Suparinpei" shows to us that character well.I interpret this part's bunkai by returning to movement of Betturin.Otherwise this part is extremely unnatural.
left: The last movement of Suparinpei / right: The last movement of Betturin
Same movement of Kanryo Higaonna's Betturin
The bunkai of 24th - 25th movement
Immediately after Sotouke,I rush and morote-tuki toward the opponent with Zenkutudachi , switch my posture to shikodachi instantly and strike his kinteki with Gedanbarai , come back to Zenkutudachi instantly and let him do a coup de grace with Gakuzuki.The consecutive attacks by the quick change of Zenkutudachi and Sikodachi are the trick.
Bunkai21  from Kata"KURURUNFA".クルルンファ(臥龍法)より
Representative throw "Juzi-uke" in "Kururunfa".My body movements is different whether I throw the enemy with my left hand or my right hand.
The casewhich throws an enemy with my left hand. I attack the enemy's vital point of joint of his elbow and his shoulder, and I throw him and bring him under control.Finally I destroy his glenohumeral joint.I usually do "Mae-geri" to an enemy with "Juzi-uke".
The case ②which throws an enemy with my left hand.
The case ②which throws an enemy with my right hand.I elbow (empi) to the vital point "wakikage" of enemy at the same time of "Juzi-uke".
Bunkai15,16,17,18,19,20  from Kata"Gekisai syodan"(撃砕初段より)

①This movement is "Osae-uke".I knock off the Chudan-tsuki of the attacker.

This is the technique which poke a surprise.
the attack.There is the oral tradition that "Jodan tsuki" of the second movement is "Chudan tsuki" formally.I obey it.
②An example of Bunkai of the primer level.
I strike the attacker's vital point "Chikon乳根"(3cm under the nipples) by Seiken or Ipponken or Enpi.This is the part between the fifth and sixth of ribs.
The attack to this point gives the damage to sympathetic nerve of the lungs of the enemy and causes dyspnea.It is fatal when I attack this vital part with an Enpi in particular.
I advance the left foot behind the attacker.
I do left Age-tsuki to a chin of the attacker and instantly do Gedanbarai to hypogastric vital point "Myojo明星or Kinteki" of the attacker by same hand.
Vital part "Myojo" is the part under 4.5cm of umbilical and is the position of jejunum.
It is the weakest part of lower abdomen. The attack to this part causes the damage to peritoneum , bladder and aorta.

③High level Bunkai
I wind up the attacker's arm by my arm which did Jodan-uke from the outside of attacker's arm.
And I lock his arm by my left side. At the same time, my left wrist strike the attacker's brachial vital point "Wanjun腕馴" at the same time.I strike the attacker's vital point "Wakikage脇陰" or "Chikon乳根" at the same time by my right Seiken.Wakikage is the vital point between fourth ribs and the fifth ribs under the side.This vital point affect the nerve of the pleura, and damage of this causes the drop of the function of the lungs.Train you to be able to perform this movement in a lungful.
I strike vital point "Mikazuki三日月" of the attacker by "Kamite咬手".
This vital point is the Adam's apple.
The cartilage of the trachea is exposed under skin in this part.
The attack to this vital point causes dyspnea and the cervical spine damage.
The cross of the both hands as the ready posture of Jodan-Uke has various meanings.Most important Bunkai is "techniques of choking " in the close combat.(→Gojuryu five Categories of Technique.All Uke of Goju-Ryu links the joint lock and or the choking techniques.)
④Ura-eri shime
I insert my hands in the collar of the attacker like a photo. (This type of hand movement is called Sashite)
The movement of my arm is similar to Jodan uke.Note that I twist my right wrist.The target is The vital point Mikazuki of the attacker.
⑤Omote-eri shime
I push the whole my arm into a neck of the attacker.The target is The vital point Mikazuki of the attacker.This movement of Gekisai Syodan has other many Bunkai.

Yuzenkai collect all Bunkai of all Kata and will leave them to posterity through Yuzenkai members.
some Bunkai are added in a few days.)
⑥This movement is not technique to strongly tread on the attacker's instep.It is the technique that strike the attacker's foot's vital point (Kouri) that is between the root of the thumb and firstfinger with my tiptoe.(or the vital point Souin that is between the root of the third finger and the roots of the fourth finger of the foot)
Notes to the Back of hand.When back of hand is not sideway , the elbow does not effectively pierce the attacker's vital point "Chikon".
At the same time,gedanbarai is the preparation to a counterattack of attacker, and it is attack to the vital point myojo of the attacker.

As soon as I prevent attacker's tuki with my left Syuto-uke,I hit vital point (Mikazuki) of the his neck with Syuto.I throw the attacker and attack the vital part of his wrist and shoulder.

I draw his arm to stretch the his elbow.And I twist his wrist to his little finger side while his parm become the right angle to his arm.
Bunkai14  from Kata"Sanseru.(サンセール:三十六より)

②My right hand suppresses enemy's upper-body. My left hand scoops enemy's hinder leg. I lift the enemy.

I drop the enemy on my right knee, and break his spine.This is also a typical Gojuryu throwing technique. (虎投げ:Tora-Nage;Throwing the tiger )Practice so carefully because this is a fatal technique for breaking the spine.
"Tora-Nage" is the most dangerous Bunkai in this operation. The practice of this technique breaks the spine of opponent by a little carelessness. Arrange the assistant nearby when you practice for the prevention of accidents.

③I draw enemy's neck by my hand of Jodan Uke. I attack enemy's eyes by my right Nukite.

Bunkai13 from Kata"Kakufa(鶴法:カクファより).

The arm of opponent loses power to embrace me closely strongly when lifted up to the height of the ear.
And, it is removed to both sides by my Kakete.
Let's consider what counteroffensive is possible after this.
Bunkai12 from Kata"SAIFA" (獅法:サイファより)

④Let's become accustomed to the use of Enpi(Hiji-uchi) by "Okuri-asi". Let's shoot your elbow into opponent like the body attack.
※Refer to Kancho 's essay "22/12/2013: Six powers that composes Nahate-Gojuryu Karate.".
 Bunkai11 from Kata"SEIPAI" (十八:セーパイより)
Destruction of spine by knockdown blow
I hit the enemy’s carotid artery by “Syuto.”  I may attack his collarbone.  My left hand pulls the enemy’s sleave at the same time as “Urauke” by gripping it and destroying the enemy’s situation.

sepai bunkaisepai bunkaisepai bunkaisepai bunkai

sepai bunkaiyuzenkai kassatsu denko Attack to subcostal region by “Keri”

I grip the enemy’s hair and pull it in front of me. I then attack the side of the enemy’s head with my
I attack to the enemy’s vital point of “Denko” who begins to fall by the elbow
.In addition, I pull down the enemy who falls ahead and pierce the vital point “Kassatu” of the enemy’s spinal cord by using “Uraken” and break the enemy”s spine.  The enemy becomes a physically handicapped person for life.  My life, however, cannot be defended if I do not do this here.
 Bunkai10 from Kata"SEIPAI" (十八:セーパイより)
sepai bunkaisepai bunkaisepai bunkaisepai bunkaisepai bunkai

throwing, and destruction of rib
I attack the pubis or the vital point “Kineki” by ‘Nukita” in the right of me at the same time as exchanging the enemy attack by “Uchiuke.”  The right “Nukite” immediately grips the enemy’s belt after the attack and begins to control the enemy’s movement.  The featured combat thought of Goju-ryu appears well in this attack.  In Goju-ryu, Okinawa sumo wrestling is traditionally valued as a basic practice.  The combat theories of Okinawan sumo and Goju-ryu historically have been intimate.
I begin to throw out the enemy instantaneously using the movement of the arm of the right hand and the left hand that gripped the belt.  In that case “Ashibarai” is used. I attack the enemy’s side by with my weight by using “Chuko-iiponken” and break the enemy’s rib
Bunkai9 from Kata"SEIPAI"(十八:セーパイより)
sepai bunkaisepai bunkaisepai bunkaijoint lock to elbow,and destruction of shoulder
I take the enemy”s foot and defeat him.  A kind of “Katamewaza” is directed at the enemy’s wrist at the same time.  The enemy cannot move.  When I one rotation clockwise after this, the enemy’s shoulder is destroyed.  The enemy’s right arm will become unavailable for life.  It is necessary to destroy the shoulder of the enemy who completely threatens your life.
I exchange the enemy attack by using right “Hiki-uke,” etc.  The right hand grips the enemy’s arm at that moment and the left elbow attacks the enemy’s mandible.  The left hand instantaneously suppresses the vital point on the other side of the enemy’s elbow.
Enemy's shoulder is destroyed by "Katame-waza" to the shoulder joint.
Bunkai8 from Kata"SISOUCHIN"(蟋蟀戦:シソーチンより)→video clip
shisochin bunkaishisochin bunkaishisochin bunkaishisochin bunkai
I hurl myself by using my shoulder for the vital points of the enemy’side. The right “Haitou” crushes the enemy’s vital point “Kinteki” at the same time.
Bunkai 7 from Kata"SUPARINPEI"(一百零八:スーパーリンペイより)
suparinpei bunkai suparinpei bunkaisuparinpei bunkai

Throwing by kicking enemy's testicle upI grip the enemy’s arm with hiki-uke.  Then I attack the enemy’s vital point “Kinteki” by “Nukite” at the same time as advancing the right leg.  I start the operation that falls back as in “Tomoenage” of Judo while kicking the enemy’s vital point “Kinteki.”  The enemy’s vital point “Kinteki” is crushed from the kick that puts in the weight.  I throw the enemy out backwards by the kicking foot.  After that, I perform another attack that promptly kills the enemy.suparinpei bunkaisuparinpei bunkaibubishi

I grip enemy's arm with hikiuke. After that, I attack enemy's vital point "Kinteki" by Nukite "at the same time as advancing the right leg. I start the operation that falls back as "Tomoenage" of the judo while kicking enemy's vital point "Kinteki". Enemy's vital point "Kinteki" is crushed in the kick that puts all weight. I throw out the enemy backward by the kicking foot. I do the attack that promptly kills the enemy after that
Bunkai 6 from Kata"GEKISAI syodan"(撃砕初段:セーパイより)→video clip

gekisaiI defend the enemy attack by “syuto” in advanced posture toward the enemy’s horizontal side.I continuously employ “syuto” that is used to defend from the attack.  The target is the enemy’s throat.  My right hand grips the enemy’s wrist according to “Hikiuke.”  At the same time, I use my chest.  I knock the enemy down backwards.

Bunkai 5 from Kata"GEKISAI nidan"(撃砕二段より)→ivideo clip
I prevent the enemy’s “tuki” using syuto of both hands.The point of this kata is in the change from defense with both hands to attack with both hands.One of ny syuto attacks yuzenkaithe enemy’s throat and one syuto attacks the enemy’s side.  The turning force of the waist generated while assuming the “zenkutudachi” posture is used.
I defeat the enemy from the back by using the turning force of the waist and I lock the joint of the enemy’s wrist. 

Bunkai 4 from Kata"SAIFA"(獅法:サイファより)→video clip
saifa bunkaisaifa bunkaisaifa bunkaisaifa bunkaisaifa bunkai

chokehold a
ttack that pulls out enemy's medulla oblongata

bubishiThis Bunkai originates from the final operation of Saifa.I block the enemy’s punch in “Uchiuke.”  In that case the punch is made to turn behind the enemy.  The right hand sets up “Haitou.”I attack the enemy’s “Suigetsu” vital point using “Haitou.”I grip the enemy’s head with both hands at once.  My left hand is hung on the enemy’s mandible.  This operation is called “Mawashiuke.”
I pull it out from the spinal cord while twisting the enemy’s head.  This is the ultimate operation of “Mawashiuke.” This technique is usually not used in public due to the chance of death.  Do not use it except when your life or the life of your loved one is threatened.

Bunkai 3 from Kata"SESAN"(十三:セーサンより)
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sesan bunkaisesan bunkaisesan bunkaisesan bunkaisesan bunkai
The enemy has clung to me from behind.
The enemy’s arm that is clung is loosened at the elbow

I put the right leg outside and turn behind to the left.  I attack the enemy’s side with a left elbow and attack the enemy’s eyes at the same time with right Nukite. I kick and drop the enemy’s heart with my left Sokutou.  The enemy’s broke rib will be pierced and stick in his heart and lungs.  I throw out the enemy .
Bunkai 2 from Kata"SEIENCHIN"(青鷹戦:セイエンチンより)video clip
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Receive it like wrapping enemy’s “tuki” with the palm of both hands while becoming “
I direct my elbow to the vital point of the other side of enemy’s elbow.  Then I put weight on my elbow and crush the enemy.  Note that I use my right knee to suppress the enemy’s left knee and to have destroyed enemy’s body pose.
I suppress the enemy’s shoulder by the right hand and lift the left arm of the enemy who has gripped there using the left hand as a fulcrum.  The enemy’s shoulder is destroyed.
Bunkai 1 from Kata"KURURUNFA"(臥龍法:クルルンファより)
kururunfa bunkaikururunfa bunkaikururunfa bunkaikururunfa bunkai

 kururunfa bunkaikururunfa bunkaiI attack the “ganka” vital point by “age-zuki.”  There is a knack to the steps of attacking the upper inside.  Do tuki to one to reach the enemy’s spine and do tuki in the direction of the enemy’s heart.  I attack the side of the enemy with my shoulder, and it becomes a “throw” situation (kataguruma).
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