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Bassai Passai Open SeminarPublished 24/11/2012I've conducted seminars & courses at other clubs on many occasions, but this was officially my first ever self-hosted open Bunkai seminar. I chose to cover Bassai / Passai since my latest eBook focuses on this kata and is a particular favourite of mine. I was more nervous on the morning of the seminar than I've ever been - strange, I knew most of the attendees, I organised it, it was only 10 mins down the road, yet I was very anxious.
As is always the case though, once we got started all nerves disapeared (okay, maybe not all) and I certainly relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed working through the kata with everyone. It was particularly satisfying to see everyone take away something: key concepts, techniques, motions, ideas, drills and of course newly made friends.
It was great to see exponents of Tang Soo Do as well as Karate-ka from Goju Ryu and Shotokan, all training together on a form that is common across the 'styles' - Bassai / Passai.
I thank everyone for their support. What a great day!