Odo no Nunchaku – Kyoshi Baker

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    • #980

      On my first viewing, I am pretty happy with this. One thing that I do need to work on is keeping my hands near the bottom of the nunchaku – I’ve noticed that I am gripping close to the center in various parts of the kata.

      I’m going to come back to this, as I have other work that needs doing tonight.

    • #987

      Okay, I watched this video three times this evening: once for stance, once for weapon handling, and once for focus.

      I am fairly pleased with my stance work. My Seisan Dachi seems solid (feet flat on the ground). It feels good, although I wonder if the front foot should be turned in more? I did seem to blow through the Neko Ashi Dachi on the southeast diagonal (just before “throwing” the nunchaku), which I should be able to fix by pausing there.

      As far as weapon handling went, there are two possible issues that jump out at me: (1) I tend to grab the chuks a bit too high, and (2) my wrist seems pretty weak on the “circle-circle” parts (spinning the nunchaku at my side). Not sure how big a problem these are, but something for me to work on, at any rate.

      Focus seemed pretty good, although I caught myself looking down a couple of times – either at the floor or at my weapon. Must do more Sanchin to improve focus!

      Kyoshi Baker

      Anyone catch anything that I missed?

    • #996

      Haha, not really. 🙂 I saw the cat stance thing and the grabbing the chucks too high, and I did notice on the end, though it may have come up more than just there, that the Seisan Dachi looked a bit like Zenkutsu Dachi.

    • #997

      Also, I know we’ve talked about this at different times, but I think the blocks in the very beginning should be straight across in kata, even though the bunkai would be blocking.

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