|At some point, we debate|
the arc of the strike, the
sweep of the foot, the
position of the open hand.
But if you don't know the
bunkai, what does it matter?
|Students will argue about the angle|
of the lower hand or the height of the
horse stance or whether to step in on
a 45 degree angle or a 30 degree angle.
But if you don't know the bunkai,
What does it matter?
The geese are flying south and I'm driving north, into the mountains. We're all headed somewhere...just not at the same time. "Are we there yet," my son asks? You can tell where people are by the questions they ask. Sometimes you can tell by the answers they give. In martial arts, you can usually tell by watching someone's kata. But their bunkai is a dead giveaway.