Hello and welcome to karate-blog.net, clear and net karate. So I BANDELIER Bruno, Karate Professor of net and today, we’ll do a Kata which is in the advanced kata is Bassai Dai. So it is a kata that is required for the passage of the second Dan. In time, we had to pass the first Dan but now it’s past the second Dan. So Bassai Dai, it is the great Bassai because there are two Bassai: Bassai Bassai Sho and Dai. And Bassai roughly mean “cross the fortress.” While some see it as getting inside a fortress. I think it is rather the opposite. It was more a sense of encirclement in this Kata and an idea to get out of this encirclement, to disengage a fortress like being trapped and want to get out. You see, we are often doing spins 180 degrees, go left, right. It really is a Kata where constantly was the sensation of being surrounded. And it is a Kata that I like because one works much the hip rotations. There are many times when it rotates on the hips, we move into positions Gyaku Hanmi … that I like enough. So, I like it for that Kata because there is a great looking power and strength in this Kata. It’s really the feeling that we should have this by practicing Kata. It is this sense of strength, to fight against more powerful than oneself. So it’s come out of this fortress. Here, one is a prisoner and you get to get out with strength and tenacity. So we will do as usual, I’ll make the Kata in a sense, in the other, left, right. And then I show you all the details of Kata. Lets’ go ! Dai Bassai Here. So you see, we start forward, we’re going back, on the sides. There are a lot of rotations and that feeling of having opponents around. Really, the idea is to get out of a fortress. So now I’m going to do it in that sense for you to see a little every sense of Kata. After you, the video, you can match it up to you. I think I’m good at putting me there. Bassai Dai! Now I will show you in detail every moment of Kata each phase. We’ll begin. I will not put me too far, I try to see that sees me. So we begin with the Kata. So the start: we salute as in all the Katas. Musubi Dachi, it announces Kata. So, some advertise in Yoi. I’ll always announce after salvation. So I announced my Kata Yoi you name it. And only there, so there Kata begins. The Yoi position, I spend Heisoku Dachi and I just put my right hand in my left hand facing out there. So Heisoku Dachi, it’s not that. Okay. Heisoku Dachi is the almost straight legs and pelvis, it drops down. It’s that this support from the pelvis down gives a slight arc to the legs, but, in fact, muscularly, everything is tight. The buttocks are tight, it bears on the ground. Heisoku Dachi, position there, we will … then I do it. Finally, I do that, that’s how I learned. So I’m not the only one doing that. I start from the position here and there, I’m going forward. So I jumped forward, I throw myself forward for Morote Uchi Uke. It is a Morote Uchi Uke the arm which abuts, open hand, not like that. Open hand, so that hand goes before and the other reinforces this striking forward. You end Kake Dachi or Kosa Dachi, slightly aside. We face three quarters compared to Heian Yodan, for example, when we do that, we face. I’ve learned to cope. Here we are three quarters face slightly. Here, three quarters like that. So I said, there are alternatives. Some of the position there, will lift the leg high and do fumikomi ground and then lift and rotate as if they protect, and then they go there. So what are variants. Me, that I learned, I slip before Morote Uchi Uke. Then rotation. You do it the other way. I am like this. Look, I have my left rear leg, I turn there. So, I really have a rotation of the body: I turn my hips. I open… yes, I open, but behind the other following at the same time. Do not do that. not that Do not try the back foot there. So we turn, it really is: body rotation. So from there, I just do this: body rotation, and Uchi Uke. One feels the rotation of the body that takes Uchi Uke. And then that’s what I told you earlier, we pass in Gyaku Uchi Uke therefore, with a very strong advanced right hip. And therefore, the right shoulder, one passes in Gyaku Hanmi. That is to say that the body is three-quarters, but in the other direction. And then there Hanmi, Shomen, Gyaku Hanmi. So here we go Gyaku Hanmi. Okay. There: one, two and one, two and hip rotation. Then again, hip spin on backwards and I Gyaku Soto Uke. So I show you I’m here, a two. I shoot, therefore I have the right foot pivots. Remember, if you go back to the first Katas, I explain in zenkutsu and all that, it takes both legs are on the rail. So, I’ll turn to my two legs were on the rail. So there … no, I’m like that, Gyaku Uchi Uke. I turn Soto Uke, Gyaku Soto Uke. So there, in the same way, I will move the hips, I’m Gyaku Hanmi. You see, I have my left hip that advance and bringing the Gyaku Soto Uke arm. Position there: Uchi Uke. Thus, one, two. Each time, right: rotation. Thus, one, two. So the position … once I’ve done before, behind, I come back again there, Uchi Uke. There I’ll take my leg and turn. Infact, I turn like that to get to 90 degrees; and when I pass 45 degrees, I Sukui Uke, I am gathering. So, more or less there. I know it depends, there are times I do it very low; there are times I do it so low. This is not very important. Is low. If you, in your mind, it is an attack on the belly, it is useless to stay here. If this is a kick in the knees, that’s where you want to pick your opponent, the sweep, it all depends. This is not so bad if you do not go down very low. And it is not very serious either if you’re there, if you are well. Do not do that, okay. There, you are completely in danger. If you are there, when you get down like that, you are not in danger. That was just an aside. So I turn Sukui Uke, I pick the side here: the inner side of the arm. I pick up like that, I just, I raise my arms over there, the other is still Hikite. I go there: Soto Uke. So I tell you the other arm … I Sukui Uke and the other arm is still Hikite. Such, there are variants. There who do that: they advance the leg and the arm just before arm to strike. But I have not learned as it is: one, two. These are variants. One. Two. So Soto Uke, Gyaku Uchi Uke again and then again in position Gyaku Hanmi. So you see? Throughout the game there: one, two, three, four, were three times where we are in position Gyaku Hanmi. This is a position really only found … in the Heian is found only in Heian Nidan, in the part when there is one, two. Here, then, we are Gyaku Hanmi. I believe that only in this part where it is Gyaku Hanmi. It was the same, an aside. Go Soto Uke, Gyaku Uchi Uke. There, I will come back face in the axis opposite. I bring my foot like that and I’ll take my foot like that. I find myself in the position hachiji Dachi. So it’s a fairly wide hachiji Dachi because then we will go into zenkutsu position, to rotate in this position. And, if you do your hachiji Dachi like that, it’s not bad either. When you enter zenkutsu, he’ll have to move your leg every time. It’s the same, they are variations. So there: one, two, I bring. And me … it’s not true, but Koshi Kamae Kamae. So Koshi Kamae, so here Hikite arm, and the other is placed above vertical Tate. So it is quite wide Dachi position hachiji and here I am Tate Shuto slowly past. Slowly, I hit directly Choku Zuki. So be careful not to do that. This is Choku Zuki so I stay Front. I vibrations in the hips, I strike face. Return to video Choku Zuki. I face then my arm back here or down. Finally, I come on this side, I’ll do Uchi Uke. My arm is there: Uchi Uke. So there are two ways to do: or is pivoted on tiptoe and there it remains in the axis; either it will pivot on the heel and shifts slightly. Okay. To be frank, I can never be quite the same: one, two or one, two. It depends on how I feel at that moment. But there soon time I have this feeling: I have to avoid a sudden and I tend to go slightly to the side. Then there are times I do it locally. Anyway, it is Choku Zuki and I spend zenkutsu Dachi not very wide because I stay in that position, and Uchi Uke. Then I go back Choku Zuki face. So that, these are things we often see, the position there, people who do that … Now this is a … well, two, three, four, one, two, three, four. Each time, the Choku Zuki are in position hachiji Dachi that is to say, standing one, two, three, four. You see, one, two, three, four. Then the Uchi Uke in Bassai Dai, it is not: Once I hit, I do not come here to completely rotate. It’s very fast. It is from there. It really: I turn my hips and nothing but the hip rotation that takes my arm there and right away, I turn. And it does not come that far. We will have the arm that comes far behind, finally behind that really comes against the body, rather Kanku Dai. In Kanku Dai, one really has that movement. In Bassai is much smaller. It’s an idea … it comes from the belly. Here, we are more focused on the body. OK. Thus one, two, three, four. Now I will go to: Shuto Uchi. Shuto Uchi, here. Then the back leg will pivot and I take the right front. So me, I happen from time to rotate almost too and bring my leg under me like that. But the official version, normally, it’s just that. But hey, I’ll tend to stay in line and do it: to come here or stay still in the same axis. When does just that, it shifts slightly. I do not think it’s terrible. Now therefore is pivoted Shuto Uchi: one, two – so there, all simple – three. There, once we did the third, when touched, it’s like we bounced, we touch. So we will … so we did … we strike Shuto Uchi right and come back Shuto Uchi Shuto Uke or left. A knock there. So it’s not that. That’s it, and that. I hit every time. Then the position, I rotated my leg before, we will turn … in made is rather my hip looking to go there. I am looking forward to the hip so automatically, if I do not want to fall, I will raise my leg. Then you can go back to the video of “Kihon, hip rotation” where we move from position to zenkutsu KoKutsu Dachi Dachi. So here it is. I will open, switch to KoKutsu zenkutsu. I’m there, my arm up in front like that, up here. And I have my arm was Shuto: it remains front. I come here and it’s a key to a seizure. I just like that and I stay pretty strong. Arms, I’m not like that, I have strength here and I just push down, push here have strength here. Then I’ll lift high the knee and make fumikomi. I hit yes, it’s fumikomi but it’s made a Yoko Geri down. Yes that’s it. Knock down and at the same time, so the arm, when I get up, do not move. By the time I hit my arms are here: both fists down. So that’s the form we will say old. I think it is the official form. Finally me, that’s how I learned. After, there are more modern variants where one draws in Hikite like that. It pulls Hikite. I’ve learned like that. So I hit there and I go back. So, what not to do, that’s it: one, two, hit and fall. That is not good. That is, I hit, I go back and I just ask me. You see, I hit, once I hit, only then I just turn. One. Two. One, I hit, I go back, I turn, and Shuto full 180 degrees. I do it the other way: one, two. One, fumikomi and share. I go back, arms come. So the arms were like that, the arms are armed and I Shuto. You see : One. Two. You see one as soon as I go back, I find myself standing. Do not stay focused like that. I’m standing here, I’m in balance and I decide to Shuto there. I could very well … and decide to go there. This idea that you must have is that the position there, it is you who decide to Shuto. This is not because the Kata says to go there and then that … it is because I am ready to die there than I fall. Do not let me down. You have to work that part. So therefore I am. Once I made my Shuto, I redo Shuto but in the other direction. Shuto a second Shuto advancing. Then I fell right leg, we stand before we made two Jodan Age Uke. So I just gently, without breathing, two Jodan Age Uke. Once it is there, we will lift the front leg and slides forward, is opened, and made two Tettsui there on the sides. I do not know if it’s a special name. With Tettsui, we just hit in the sidewalls. Then we made Yori Ashi, so I push on the back leg: Yori Ashi, Tsuki Tsuki … Maete, one, two. Then we turn back: Shuto. So that’s a movement found in Heian Godan. Hence: Shuto. It strikes as at the end of Heian Godan, when we did this. So there we hit and we will go quietly, directly. You see a little, there is made: one, two. Here we make: a, and slowly, we go back in position Heisoku Dachi and Manji Uke. The arm there: Uchi Uke Jodan, arm there: Gedan Barai. This is Manji Uke and then I will rotate. My right leg is going to go over there, and I just do Mikazuki Geri or … in short, I just lift the leg over there, much like in Heian Sandan. Hence, I leg lifts there and at the same time, my arms crossed. Here, I fumikomi ground and Gedan Barai. Fumikomi ground and Gedan Barai. I pivots there, I shoot. That’s what we always found in Heian Godan. Once I did that, I come here: Haishu Uke. Now I’m going Mikazuki Geri, forgiveness. Mikazuki Geri and I just hit in the hand. hit in the hand. Then I continue my rotation by Empi at Chudan. Empi: my fist at me and the other just hit the tip of the elbow. It’s not that I do not just grow like that. It really is a rotation where I just hit the tip of the elbow. Now I put myself in front of you. The arm that strikes down: Gedan Barai and the other comes in the crook of the elbow: one two Three. I do it three times. one, one, two I do: one, one, one, two. I reversed each time: one, one, one, two. Once I did it twice, my arm back on my left Koshi Kamae. I’m going to get there. So arm pulled Hikite, the other placed vertically above and right now, I do: one, one, one, two. Immediately, I go there. I rotates zenkutsu there and I Yama Zuki. So Yama Zuki: it really that you have a sense of power which strikes with that one in Ura Zuki and that one in Zuki over there, fists are aligned. You see, it is to keep fists aligned in that sense and aligned in the direction there. And in line with my center of gravity. Do not do that. You do not do that. I am asked about me. But here I am well positioned, I’m resting on my legs, but not like this. Okay, I’m resting on my legs. You must feel that it is the body that grows. I will push there, but not: my arm will grow. Okay, that’s not my arm that will hit, but this is my body which strikes. I really have to go to the art. So will I rise, I hit Yama Zuki. I bring back. I’m doing you face. I hit Yama Zuki. I bring and there I Conversely, I’m Koshi Kamae right. I raise my left leg. I raise my left leg protection front. So there may be a slight movement of Mikazuki Geri or protection on the side. After that are variants. I get up and I Yama Zuki on the other side. Therefore, thence Yama Zuki on the other side. I now brings Koshi Kamae left. The arms are still there and when I leave, Hence the arm to come here … belly strikes and other strikes down above. Then after, wait, I’m lost in relation to the starting position. Well, I’m like that. Now the position, I have my right arm, the one at the bottom, I’ll take her over there and at the same time I turn completely. Saw that my arm is there, he will come clean up like that, I Sukui Uke. And I’m not a Uke Sukui as just now I stay around … like that. There, I Sukui Uke at chudan level. Well, that’s the Gedan level but down on the legs and when I pass, my hips rotate in the same time. I take my arm back there. You see, I am here. A. I turn here: one, two. Then I go there so, I Tsugi Ashi and Shuto. I’m like that, I Tsugi Ashi, Shuto. I balance my Shuto over there without changing position. I do not do it. I’m here and there, I pivoted there. So I find myself in Shuto 90 degrees from there, therefore 45 degrees behind. Except that my look is there. So I do: one, really with the idea: I just hit an opponent, I take it off the ground and I put in another is there. Okay. A : I’m Shuto like that and look there. And now I’m going Tsugi Ashi over there and I turn my hips. I turned with the Kiai. Okay. There, it is the last move. Then from the position there, now we pay attention, we will bring in Heisoku Dachi and not Yoi. It is a mistake. There is, at times, who find themselves … they are taken as Kata and once it is finished: Here, I got … and he returned there. But we must … So there, be careful, there is the Kiai. Both are expected to three seconds. Returning Heisoku Dachi. It removes the right leg, Yoi, and I am in the position Musubi Dachi to do my final salvation. So, it’s pretty long anyway. It’s still an advanced Kata, it is not … it is already beginning to be a fairly long Kata, especially that Bassai Dai is the big Bassai. So you see, it’s really a Kata where you will constantly rotate to the right, left, behind. We do a lot of times when we turn completely, really with this idea: we are surrounded, we defend, there is another behind. Here, we constantly try to turn to not let an opponent in the back to be able to develop an attack. So every time, in this Kata, we must constantly move from front to back, to turn constantly with the idea of encirclement and this idea of power in the hips, in rotations and everything. And now I leave you to work on this Kata. I hope you enjoyed this video and it will enable you to work well Bassai Dai. I know this is not easy because I turn around all the time. I always try to be on camera. So to find, it will not be easy. Well, as you learn Bassai Dai, you are not beginner. So I think you will get there. In fact, often what you do to learn advanced Katas, must already learn with a book or a video or club. You learn a little all the details, all the Embusen to know him. And then you have to work little by bit. There, facing the camera as I showed you there and then after you, the Embusen of Kata, Kata complete diagram, you will retain. So, thank you. See you next time on karate-blog.net. And now, I thank you and I really hope you like this video. Good bye and thank you.