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

Haishu Uke

Yama Tsuki

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.