The sequel everyone expected to our video on Seiyunchin kata! The fourth Goju Ryu kata, with detail to help an advanced practitioner, and step by step basics for those new to this beautiful kata. The second half of the kata, in detail. First half, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kklki…
Saifa is traditionally the third kata taught in Goju Ryu, and the name translates to “smash and tear”.
Welcome to Saifa 101! This is a step-by-step walkthrough of the kata, explaining the finer points of the kata as taught in our OGKK affiliated dojo. Learn the stepping, hand techniques and subtle detail of this beautiful and deadly kata.
Once you’ve watched this, please check out our Saifa bunkai video to expand your knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGrr3…
Che Jagger, 5th Dan, OGKK
Head instructor and owner,
Goju Ryu Karate Centre
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Zoe Jagger-Hinis, 2nd Dan, OGKK
Assistant instructor, dojo administrator, blogger and karate historian
Why do we say ‘hitotsu’? Why do dojos have a dojo kun?
A short introduction to the Goju Ryu dojo kun, and what each line entails.
Be humble and polite
Train considering your physical strength
Practice earnestly with creativity
Be calm and swift
Take care of your health
Live a plain life
Do not be too proud or modest
Continue your training with patience
Instructor: Zoe Jagger-Hinis 2nd Dan, Goju Ryu OGKK Gauteng, South Africa
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Three moves, many bunkai – we take some signature moves from Seiyunchin and demonstrate bunkai oyo.
This is one of the twelve kata of Goju Ryu, and is usually used as a grading kata from purple belt onwards, depending on the federation.
Instructor: Che Jagger 5th Dan, OGKK
Uke: Zoe Jagger-Hinis 2nd Dan, OGKK
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Filmed during lockdown on FB Live, this is an introduction to the more severe bunkai hidden within Saifa, and recommended for more senior practitioners.
Also filmed with our toddler rampaging in the dojo – karate family life!
Instructor: Ché Jagger 5th Dan, OGKK, Goju Ryu
Dojo: Goju Ryu Karate Centre
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The karate gi has a longer (and shorter) history than most people realize. We trace the famous angry white pajamas to their origins, explore the logic and history behind the use of white fabric, and the modern stylings of keiko-gi, and cover it in 10 minutes flat. Sort of.
May contain some opinions around hideous modern gi. Featuring: Japanese firefighters, Florence Nightingale, 5 famous Sensei, Wimbledon, Cobra Kai and the Battle of Okinawa. PS: The cards don’t pop up if you watch this on a TV, so you can watch our gi-cleaning guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1qJ0… As for the weird floating arrow, and the random text card – I can’t fix those without losing this video. Forgive me, I’m learning as I go.
I have started making videos based on my blog posts, and learning a great deal in the progress.
I enjoy the extra research, choosing pictures and going down rabbit holes of knowledge as I go. The one above was particularly time-consuming, but I am proud of the end result, even if it is a bit glitchy.
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