Kata Bassai Dai
Description: Bassai Dai - Penetrating or capturing the Fortress (Big). This very old Kata can teach us agility, hip movements, strength and the change from fast to slow techniques. It also has a variety of blocks and hip rotations. Bassai Dai (as well as Jitte) also teach a certain power that can be described as "Breaking Power".
More Information: Important techniques of this Kata are:
Hanmi & Gyaku Hanmi Hip Position
Morote Ake Uke
Morote Tetsui Uchi
Kake Uke (against Mae Geri)
Characteristic of this Kata:
Series of right/left defenses executed quickly. Powerful techniques and mental commitment to perform solid and strong.