Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What Naihanchi is not

It probably does not need to be said... I'm sure that most of my readers are pretty with-it.  But just in case there is someone out there that has listened to the myths about this kata...
  • Naihanchi is not about fighting three opponents - one in front and one to either side
  • Naihanchi is not about fighting while pressed back against a cliff or a wall or in a hallway or on a bridge
  • Naihanchi is not just a trivial hip-motion and weight-transfer kata
Come-on.  That's just crazy talk.  Despite some of the nutty narration (from an otherwise awesome guy), here is a pretty good basic rendition of this exercise.

Patrick Parker
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