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Bassai Sho - "To Penetrate the Fortress"

Bassai Sho introduces new techniques including:


There are two kiai points in Bassai Sho:

  1. On the gedan sokuto kekomi (lower level sword foot thrust kick) which occurs on the last movement at the top of the embusen.
  2. On the last ni yoko chudan tsuki (middle level side double punch).

Demonstration of Kata


Demonstration of Kata Variations

Apart from the common "Omote" (front facing), way of performing kata (as shown above), kata can also be performed, "Ura" (opposite), "Go" (defensive) and "Go no Ura" (defensive opposite). Students will be required to be perform kata variations in advanced gradings. Sensei Kase introduced these variations explaining that performing kata ura, go, or go no ura is closer to actual application in real fighting circumstances.

Sorry, the demonstration video is not available.

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