Staggered Kinetic Force

Staggered Kinetic Force

Self Protection   I realize there are many readers here that do not practice this Kata or any Kata for that matter. However they are libraries of past warriors experiences and profound knowledge of the human anatomy, physiology and functionality. The lessons we can...
Serious as a Heart Attack

Serious as a Heart Attack

Three Atttack Methods Serious as a Heart Attack This attack, or actually 3 concurrent attacks, are all aimed against the heart... maybe also why Passai or Bassai means "Breaking Down the Fortress" (the Fortress being the protective rib structure). Actually it is...
Strike Ears WIth Fists

Strike Ears WIth Fists

The Classic Posture from Tai Chi as well as Passai or Bassai Kata and several other ancient Kata postures. It can also be seen in the Ancient Bubishi in many forms of application which all are designed to quickly disable the opponent. Defensive Use-case - Offensive...

Shuto-Uke

Oyata's Passai - Application 13 The Shuto-Uke action is seen in many styles and Kata, typically used as a Blocking Action for an incoming strike. But this is just one of an almost unlimited array of The Shuto-Uke action is seen in many styles and Kata, typically used...
Dropping Bodies

Dropping Bodies

  In this next action in the Kata, we can see Oyata pulling his fists back to his sides (from the open position designating a possible seizing action), as the Knee Rises. A side kick is delivered low just prior to the pivoting action as another way to enact the...
Dropping Palms

Dropping Palms

Oyatas Passai Application 11 Straight from the Bubishi, this posture and method can be seen in various self defense poses. More than that, we can see it practiced in so many old Kata, yet few understand the power and affects it has over the human body, physiology and...
Swinging Sword

Swinging Sword

Oyata's Passai - Application 10 From the Bubishi we gain the powerful Iron Sword for the application of Kyusho and Dim Mak. In this set of repeating actions we see the Iron Sword Hand, swinging under and then over the other hand of the practitioner. Th one hand can...
Whiplash

Whiplash

Rapid Body Shift Applications In Oyata's Tomari Passai, there are two sections of the Kata where 3 rapid succession punches are thrown. However these, as we learned in the prior application, do not need to be punches, they can be grabbing, clasping or seizing of the...
Clasping Fist Dropping Elbow

Clasping Fist Dropping Elbow

Clasping Fist Dropping Elbow Oyata's Passai - Application 8 Chuan Fa loosely translates as many things, but all translations; Clasping Fist Method, Clenched Fist Method,Fist Method or even Fist Law all have their core about the fist or making of the fist. This method...
Turning Punch

Turning Punch

The Power of Imbalance Kyusho becomes far more effective in an imbalanced position. However there is greater effect yet when the imbalance is more pronounced and directional. Typically we think that pulling or pushing the opponent to be sufficient in causing this...
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