Budo - Japanese Martial Arts

Hello everybody !!!

Here are some impressions of Shotokan Karate Do.

Actually I do not really practice it a lot anymore as I have turned to the Chinese internal martial arts.

But during one of my stays in Pondicherry, I met a friend with whom we decided to practice together every morning before work.

Before leaving, he asked if we could film some of the basics. Here is a medley of the basic Kata, the Heian Kata. "Kata" means form. Its practice allows to get moulded in the form of the style. The Kata are also an encyclopedia of the style, containing its diverse techniques. In the video you can see extracts of the five Heian Kata, with some of their Bunkai, some of their applications.

The video camera was not very high quality ... but somehow, I like the atmosphere that the "not perfect" look of the video gives - don't you feel like witnessing an old and rare footage of some antique masters ;-) !!!

Enjoy and lots of good martial energies to all of you !!!

Christoph

PS : I have now uploaded the whole training session. Check out my video "Karate Do Introduction".

The music is Joe Satriani's "Summer Song" performed live in San Francisco with Stuart Hamm on the bass guitar :-). The song is actually very appropriate. Actually, the day we shot this, I was completely sick from hyperthermia ... I will always remember that !!!

So nice and warm - but not too warm - energies to all of you !!!

Christoph

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