Hello and welcome to karate-blog.net, clear and net karate. I Bandelier Bruno, professor of karate net and today I’ll talk about Kanku Dai. Kanku Dai Kata is a rather special for me, I will explain why it is special for me. This is a particular Kata simply because it is the largest Shotokan Kata. That does not mean it is the hardest, but it is the largest Shotokan Kata. It must contain 65 movements therefore, it is long enough to do. It is not difficult in the sense that there are many techniques in Heian. The Heian were manufactured by many Kanku Dai. So someone who regularly practice the 5 Heians usually happens to learn pretty easily Kanku Dai. Kanku Dai is a Kata Chinese and Master Funakoshi changed the name Kanku meaning gaze skyward. You will see in the Kata why it’s called: look skyward. It is the movement of departure. What I propose, I’ll do it as usual in one direction and in the other and then we’ll work on it, I will take each part of the Kata to show you the details. I begin : Kanku Dai. You did see ? Kanku Dai is a Kata which is not very difficult, there is no movement we do not know. By cons it is very long. I will do in the other direction Kanku Dai. Kanku Dai. We’re going there now, In the other direction, Kanku Dai. So much for Kanku Dai. You saw how I tell you it is Kata is very long, but that is not very difficult. You go see, we will review it in detail. Normally if you have already followed the videos of Heian Shodan, heidan, Shodan, Heian Godan it should run like clockwork, there is not much change. It is a Kata very special for me, but I will explain just now. During the explanation, you’ll see, I’ll show you. So it begins. I’ll get closer to you see me. the beginning of Kata Yoi, as usual we welcome, we wait 3 seconds, we pass in Yoi. Kata starts in the Yoi position, and then we shook hands. The beginning of the Kata is there. This is important because the end of the Kata will be like this, not like this. Okay! So Yoi position, beginning of Kata, we shook hands. The hands will form a triangle. I’m going to the back to see you Hands form a triangle, I’ve left hand here and the right hand slightly comes over like that And it forms a triangle Position there, we will raise their hands, once the triangle happens right in front of my eyes, I just looks up, I do that, and I just looks up I avoid to look up, it’s just the look. From the moment we can no longer look up. One would have to look up, arms as it is pulled. I do that again: look forward, it passes before my eyes, my eyes follow the triangle and here I open and look back before I open and I do that, hop !, look back before and I pull the arm strength, back on the sides. I draw, I end up like this. Okay! And from there, imagine there is a ball in front of you and I just circle the ball and I come down, I’ve left hand which is Taté=vertical position, right hand that strikes Shuto. There’s that make it fast, it depends. I’ve learned like that, fast and after slowly; Slowly, and when touched, there is no waiting time When touched, I spend Kokutsu Dachi. I come on this leg and Kokutsu Dachi haishu I hit Haishu, haishu Haishu, half a second of waiting, Then I come here, I turn, hands remain on the back and I’m leaving in the other direction: Haishu the other side. It’s pretty simple, lot like what we do in Heian Nidan, it’s simple enough for you, turn you, but the arms rotate after. It uses the body’s momentum to bring arms. Then, before it switches. I just shoot me, finding myself in position Dashi Yoi Dachi position hachiji forward and I Tate Shuto, it is a movement that is at the beginning of Bassai Dai. It looks great, I just explain the difference. So, I do Choku Zuki, I stay standing, I just arm, I spin and I Uchi Uke. The difference from Bassai Dai, Dai Bassai is that it is very short, I hit and I turn; I hit and I hardly weapon I turn almost immediately; I just almost by bringing the arm here. In Kanku Dai is: I hit and I just fine. Uchi Uke is greater. Uchi Uke is greater. Then as in Heian Nidan, All the party begins after, It’s like in Heian Nidan, there I am, I just like arm after the two short sides of Heian Nidan, just before the long straight. I just armed, I bring my leg under my center of gravity, I arm and I Yoko Geri Uraken, I put myself in the sense there Just arm, and I Yoko Geri Uraken, I bring Shuto. We must strike back and Shuto. And then like Heian Nidan, I’ll do first Shuto, second Shuto, third Shuto and there I immediately makes the following. I Osae Uke a pressing movement like that, press down, strike. I repeat, I have already said in Heian Nidan, but a defect often seen, is that beginners tend to think Nukite; do not think about that. He is already thinking about doing that, come knocking and he ends up knocking over because their arms did not come down; we must make Osae Uke low enough so that the arm where it can pass without the need to mount. Nukite is like that, if I do not have the arm there, that’s how. At Chudan it from there, he moved to punishment it starts from the hip to impact right here in the plexus. So Osae Uke I must find myself above the plexus that my arms can pass. The Kiai. There, the Kiai As in Nidan, the Kiai is just that place. Now imagine that I left there and I came here, I turn around, that’s a movement that we know how, seen in Nidan, I turn and I Shuto at the temple Shuto at the temple and that one in protection at the head, I hit Mae Geri Jodan, and from there I bring back. The arm just below and I take my Manji Uke, I block, Jodan Uchi Uke, Gedan Barai. I do it in the direction you there, Shuto at the temple, I hit Mae Geri Shodan, Mae Geri Shodan, I bring back, and I turn and then I come. I’m Kokutsu position, I just open, I pledge to hit the hip in Shuto Gedan. I come, knock, Shuto, there with it, hitting Shuto. So to go from here to there at the positions. a Kion had been made, there is already a long time. A Kion hip rotation or switching from Kokutsu to zenkutsu is exactly it. See what Kion and you will understand. You just slightly lift the foot and engage in the hip, we turn on the heel and is engaged hip and knock. So this concatenation one. When I turn, one, two, three, four all that, it is all in one gulp. That is to say that I turn, there it is a slight latency, but almost nothing, and we immediately made one two three and then we wait a little, we took the opportunity, we breath and gently brings. We pass in Renoji Dachi and pulling Gedan Barai high guard and again the movement in the other direction. I leave here, I turn a two, I go to one of them, shutos, Shuto, Shuto knock and then I turn one, two, three, four, and I bring and I start in the other direction. One, two, three, four, I return. We remade twice, twice exactly the same movement. So, enjoy because you’ll see the Kata is long enough, we did not so much time for a break, enjoy that moment when you come to a sequence in general … and the tension rises, was quick to chain, you are increasingly tense, so take advantage of this time to relax, Back slowly, you take your time and start again, it is slowly coming back. We remade twice. Once we did that, we are here Renoji Dachi. Then we will do as in Heian Yondan when we do Yoko Geri on the side. So we will arm to a Yoko Geri Empi is returned. The Yoko Geri depend on the flexibility of each, with age, I miss training because I’m always at a computer, lack of training, I increasingly hard to do Jodan, but it can be either Jodan or Chudan, Yoko Geri. Chudan that’s fine. It is much more logical also to Chudan. It is not too clear on the books, if Chudan or Jodan therefore, the Uraken Jodan so that might be it. By cons, it’s not that, I fall. This is knock, I’ll take and I rotated. The position where I push on the leg and I pivoted to Uraken, I come straight here. Compared to Yondan, in Yondan we do it here, we come back below to leave. There in Kanku Dai is directly, and from there comes straight arm, you must come on hit leg, like brought back and rotated. Then, as we continue to Yondan, except that will change a little bit. We just arm over there, knock, it’s always like the Yondan, knock there, and yes it is like Yondan. A knock and there Uraken. So the whole party there is exactly the same as the first line of Heian Yondan. Except that we will not turn there. But once you’re here, you bring the foot back and from there the arm that is was there, he Uchi Uke. Uchi Uke. The arm just hit it back here in the hip Uchi Uke. One of them, there Uchi Uke, Gyaku Tsuki, Maete Tsuki, Gyaku Tsuki, Maete Tsuki. We start again. Then I turn around, I pivoted on the back foot I turn and I just lift the right knee and we will put your right arm in front protection and from there we will do Ura Tsuki Jodan Ura Tsuki Jodan and almost at the same time or shortly after it falls before. So this is, I come here for protection I almost put a knee and I come down, I just resting before. I stay in the same position, the back foot I knock, I just fall before; this is a very crushed zenkutsu and then I turn around and I Kokutsu a very, very low. I hardly rises. Hence position, I turn around, I do not ride, hardly. I stay down and I Shuto down. Both arms down Both arms, knock Shuto with both hands. Then I go and I Shuto classic. I do it again in the opposite direction, I just, I’m like that, I knock over, I bring, Shuto a bottom, a Shuto down, two classic Shuto so I went back. Now we will do as we are at the end of the straight line we turn and we will thus on this side. From there, I will rotate on the front leg and I Uchi Uke, Kokutsu Dachi Uchi Uke, Giaku Tsuki, I turn around, Uchi Uke Gyaku Tsuki, Maete Tsuki. From that side, I make a fist, of that side two fists. I am lost, I was there, I turn: One, two. I’ll take the same directly, I’m armed and I’m like, like we did in the beginning, as in Heian Nidan, that is to say that I do Uraken and there a Shuto, but compared to Nidan I come directly here and knock Shuto. I turn to you to see something. Shuto, I redo Osa Uke and Nukite. I do this all the time except that I do not do three Shuto on, from the first Osa Uke Nukite. And from there I’ll make a clearance on entry. Imagine my wrist, I do not move. I’m just, I do this. I have it, but in space, I’m in the same place imagine that he is a strong withholdeth so I can not pull or bring it by. I do that, there I am here and there, I turn to hit Uraken from above like that. Uraken and I slip Yori Ashi + Tettsui. Uraken Tettsui. Then when I did Tettsui, I Empi Uchi, Empi Uchi, hips rotate slightly, the body turns a little, but not the knee, I stay in Kiba Dashi. It moves a little, but that’s not it. It’s not that either. It’s still hit there. From there I hit, it’s like in Tsuki Chudan, I come here to arm Koshi Kamae, Gedan Barai. Gedan Barai. Gedan Barai. Now there, I’ll come to me in Kiba Dashi and advancing through there, I just hit like this: One two Three. I’ll do it again like that. By doing this, the Gedan Barai then I go there to Tettsui front there and at the same time I ride. From there, I Tettsui the same time I hit, that one has to Jodan Uke Agu up, there now, I come in there and I Zuki, I find myself in the position Juji Uke, I ride and I Juji Uke up. Hence, do not jump like that. I’m in the position Kiba Dashi down; I do and I go back one position or Asiji Yoi Dashi Dashi, I Juji Uke Jodan. Now to my position, I will rotate my right leg, I turn and I just pull down, make a key there. Imagine you are holding an arm, you twisted turn, you are key. And the position where you will make a Nidan Geri. Two kicks, one left and one right. We’ll see that. I start again. From here, we were there, Uraken, Tettsui, Empi, Koshi Kamae, you look out there Gedan Barai, I turn, one, I hit the Tettsui, two, I hit Tsuki inside below in the interior below, three, with the left arm in front of me and the other inside. I go back Juji Uke Jodan. I pivoted on his right leg and I’ll come get back in front of you there. I pivoted and I find myself facing you. All that is slow in this part. Once you get there slowly and breathing, one imagines that draws well. And now there Nidan Geri, two kicks. This is important, I’ll explain. Two kicks here: One, two and one lands. On landing when it is blocked Uraken strikes. So why am I telling you this is important? Because I see it often, there no had the first kick, while the first important kick is the Nidan Geri, this is not Tobi Geri. The kick there, it’s Nidan Tobi Geri, that is to say two kicks while jumping. It’s not that. That’s Mae Tobi Geri jumping. But this is Nidan Mae Tobi Geri. Two kicks. I have to do the first kick, The first kick and in the process I do the second. We must strike twice. Just a tip, try at first to do that first. You train yourself to really hit. And there, as you … That one, she did not request it. We must use the first, it must be if you want to support you. It makes me think the internship Johnny Ganja action-reaction. There actually are using the first technique to send the second. Action send you the first second. Think about it, do not miss the first, the Nidan Geri. Hence first kick and second and one lands Uraken, knock Uraken. Is Uraken Otochi. As soon as we put the Otochi kick fell. So we are almost at the end, there I can tell you that once you get there in the Kata, the fight is not far from won. From there we will now rotate as if to catch the leg of the opponent to take. One descends, one grabbed his opponent and the other arm. I’ll do it again. Uraken, I just, I turn, I’m going down and I take. The arms intersect. So you can get in position Kiba Dashi, in this case we must go back a little bit. Normally, it is more: it rotates and one goes down and we go back in the position of Yoi. Sometimes we are a little further away, a little less. This is not the most important. Imagine that’s really I throw the opponent, I grabbed his legs and back, I wear it and boom, the fight is over. The idea is just that. Therefore, relative to Kata there is closing, earlier it was open to the sky. Kata is called gaze skyward Kanku Dai, look skyward. I forgot to tell you why this is important to me Kata. It is important for a simple reason, is that this is the first I learned. This is the highest Shotokan Kata, but this is the first Kata that I learned before Taikyoku before the Heian it’s a bit silly, but it’s like that. When I arrived at the club. I arrived in December and the courses was the teacher at the time Kanku Dai was, so I learned Kanku Dai. Both say that I did as a white belt, but I’ve learned, I’ve worked, I was already doing as now I took notes all that, and I worked a lot at home. I learned and I got to know them. The big advantage to know Kanku Dai, that after when I learned the Heian I had the impression they were simple, it was a small piece of the Kata that I knew, even if I was not doing very well. I also did it as a white or yellow belt, that’s how. Besides, a little story that’s a little joke, but the first race I made, a small competition, I had to be yellow belt, it must be 3 months or maybe four months that I was at the club and then there was a little competition, I do not remember exactly. So we went and then announced his Kata me and I’ll be proud with my yellow belt and then I announce my Kata Kanku Dai and I announce I still remember my teacher who was in front and … he was right. It’s a shame because in the meantime he was taught other Katas the Heian I could do just about do it properly as a yellow belt, but Kanku Dai, I really struggled, because competition I was like that the Shuto, I was like that, I could no longer breathe. This is a little story to tell you to tell you that when you make a passing grade If your teacher asks you to choose a Kata not specifically take the hardest wanting to impress, Take the one you do best and feels best for you. At least I’m doing this one because I thought it was good, but I would have guessed that as a yellow belt, I was a little pick me up. It was not my level. Because I had learned, but eventually I knew only gestures. I hope that you enjoyed Kata, I hope you have enjoyed seeing Kanku Dai, the longest Shotokan Kata we will see later shorter course. It is a Kata which is the second dan program Basal as Dai, so we will continue to put. 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