KAISHUGATA (OPEN FIST KATAS) 

SANSERU KATA

"36 Hands"

SANSERU BUNKAI

The following bunkai have been executed in adherence with lockdown rules

BUNKAI #1 (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, chudan oi tsuki.

UKETE: Slide to the outside chudan yoko uki . Immediately, with the same hand deliver jodan zuki (without withdrawing the hand)

SEMETE: Jodan zuki with other arm

UKETE: Block the SEMETE attack with the feeling of pulling the arm back towards the body in a small but powerful motion. Have the feeling of sticking to SEMETE punching arm. Push SEMETE away 

NOTE: Alternative bunkai demonstrated above. 

BUNKAI #3 (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, attack mae geri

UKETE:  Block the kick in a thrusting motion with the same hand as SEMETE kick (inside of SEMETE) Make contact to the inside of the knee and twist the knee cap (CAUTION REQUIRED).At the same time , block with the other hand to the outside of SEMETE leg and catch at the angle.

Step with the rear leg then slide in with the front leg to mae geri gedan to the groin. After the kick, quickly insert the kicking foot deep in between SEMETE legs. With the inside of the kicking leg, forcefully push down onto SEMETE knee and twist the knee in to throw SEMETE. Immediately deliver stamping kick to opponents groin. 

BUNKAI #2 (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, grab UKETE wrist 

UKETE: Pull forearm towards the body twisting it inwards. Keep the elbow in and bring the arm up. Continuing the movement, twist the forearm outwards (open hand) to loosen SEMETE grip. Tighten the fingers into a fist and in a powerful sweeping motion use the other hand to open palm break free sliding down the inside of the arm. Turn the body if required. Finish with with Jodan zuki

BUNKAI #4 (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, chudan oi tsuki.

UKETE: Step back in haeko sanchin dachi and block chudan uke. With rear leg attack gedan mae geri

SEMETE: Slide back and block kick with gedan kaisho uke. Immediately attack chudan oi zuki 

UKETE: Slide forward into zen kutsu dachi blocking SEMETE punching arm with hiji ate (rising elbow strike). Ensure the movement is directed towards SEMETE body and in line with UKETE front leg , not across SEMETE body. This movement will deflect SEMETE attack. Simultaneously attack chudan Gyaku zuki to the solar plexus keeping the hip back. Slide to the outside of SEMETE and attack gedan sokuto geri (downward stamp kick) from the side ; attack to SEMETE knee

INSERT TWO FIST CROSS BLOCK HERE

BUNKAI #4A (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, attack gedan mae geri

UKETE: Before SEMETE leg is fully extended, block down with ryo ken gedan kosa uke (two fist downward cross block) in Shico dachi . As the block is delivered, drop the hips down to add power to the block. Push SEMETE away

BUNKAI #5 (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, jodan oi tsuki.

UKETE:  Block same arm as SEMETE attack with kaisho age uke (open hand rising block) turning the body slightly.

SEMETE: Chudan Mae geri (opposite side to zuki) 

UKETE: Block the kick with shotei gedan harai uke (downward palm heel sweeping block). Immediately scoop the leg upwards and continue by pulling down the first blocking arm. Step in close . With the front leg, trap SMETE supporting leg (hooking behind the heel ) then quickly lift upwards with the arm holding SEMETE leg and simultaneously pull downwards with the arm holding SEMETE arm (hands move in a circular motion) into shico dachi. Finish by delivering a double punch to throw the opponent and drive the rear leg forward.

BUNKAI #6 (CLICK FOR GLOSSARY)

SEMETE: Step forward from zenkutsu dachi, jodan oi tsuki.

UKETE: Block with ko uke (wrist block) in haeko sanchin 

SEMETE: Attack Chudan gyaju zuki with the other arm

UKETE: Block with the other arm ko uke (block the punch to the outside). After performing both blocks, immediately strike with both open hands (in a scissor action) to vital areas on SEMETE sides. Hook SEMETE front leg and shotei osae . Finish in shico dachi 

NOTE: Alternative bunkai displayed above