The essential bunkai of the kata 'Bassai-Sho' - Ascribed to Master Itosu, this kata is a toolbox of rapid and effective defensive methods of countering a variety of commonly occurring attacks including those with weapons. In particular the Bo. Not as overtly powerful as the 'Dai' form, it contains many examples of vital-point centered techniques, demonstrated by one of karate's most acclaimed and respected sensei, Vince Morris 8th Dan Kissaki-kai, 8th Dan ISOK. These principles of self-defence should be studied by all karate-ka.
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