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Piastre
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2002 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy the opportunity to come up with an alternate bunkai for kata.
One activity we've used is to divide a class into say 4 groups and have each group collectively develope a bunkai for a given kata. Each group then demonstrates what they came up with, and you can be sure that there will be 4 distinctly different bunkai.
Just a case in point that bunkai is not rigid.
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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2002 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like a good way to learn Piastre.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2002 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally i do not really much usefullness of kata for my fighting. thats just my opinion!
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Piastre
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2002 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is good Sai.
It doesn't matter if what you come up with is silly or impractical as it's easily discarded. But it does encourage you to actually analyse the techniques, and not just regurgitate them parrot fashion.
The why is as important as the how.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2002 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2002-02-05 13:24, Piastre wrote:
It is good Sai.
It doesn't matter if what you come up with is silly or impractical as it's easily discarded. But it does encourage you to actually analyse the techniques, and not just regurgitate them parrot fashion.
The why is as important as the how.


Well said. Its better to create 10 dumb ideas along with 3 good ideas because you researched, than to have no ideas, BECAUSE ONE STAYS BRAIN DEAD, because one isnt thinking!!


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