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    How many people have studied this Kata? What does it teach?
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    Began it; never finished it. Passai/Bassai is the "storming the fortress" set. It emphasizes entering aggressively and controlling the upper body, then attacking the opponent's balance. A typical application would be to bind the arms, unbalance and attack the leg with a stomping kick.

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    Sounds good. Any other comment about this kata?
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    How does everyone interpret the application of the opening movement in Bassai?
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    Wrist lock.
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    Default Re: Passai

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Wrist lock.
    WOW!

    Finally, someone's interpretation that I agree with on this move!!!!!
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    Default Re: Passai

    Many touches, points or light checks on your body in the traditional forms are there to tell you what you are affecting on your attacker's body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    How does everyone interpret the application of the opening movement in Bassai?
    Passing the blocking arm with a strike and hold, followed by the throw from a joint lock on the turn. The type of lock depends on whether you've made contact with the inside or outside arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    Sounds good. Any other comment about this kata?
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    The Okinawan meaning is "To Storm A Fortress". However, this form is thought to have originated in China. Passai said phonetically is supposed to translate as "Leopard - Lion" in Chinese. Leading some to believe it may have its roots in leopard style kung fu. Similar motions to leopard style include rapid "pouncing" motion, angular attacks, simultaneous two fisted "u" punch, etc.

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    Bassai is great. I think that what a kata teaches though is largely dependant on what you are looking for. If you like armlocks or throws then you will see them in every kata after awhile. Personally, I like Bassai for the rapid strikes and the neck breaks. I also saw a great eye knockout from one of the sections.

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