Alternate Passai Dai Kata

For your edification a version of the Passai Dai Kata similar to those practiced by styles such as Kissaki Kai and Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo is provided below. You will not be taught this version nor are you required to learn or practice this version. This version is slightly less intricate and often more direct than the prior version and may be easier to appreciate since it incorporates movement concepts with which you are already quite familiar. The primary reason for providing this version is so that you can appreciate the different approaches and skills that can be applied using the basic framework of these Kata. It is also nice to see another version of Passai Dai so you will recognize similar movements used in other Passai Kata versions.

When practicing this Kata (which is not required) try to vary the timing between some of the repetitive sequences and consider different Bunkai that might be utilized with these varied timings. Try to think of ways in which the Kata might demonstrate a manipulation followed by a strike, rather than simply two strikes or a block and a strike. There is a lot to consider when doing this Kata.

There are many Shuto movements in this Kata. Sometimes the Shuto might be employed as a strike. At other times it might be a block or checking action. Consider different Bunkai whenever you see a Shuto being employed.

Consider how a sequence of movements might be employed against a single attack from one individual. Also consider how the movements might be employed against multiple attacks from the same individual or different opponents.

Finally, think of how you can minimize the number of stance transitions by employing hip rotations, elevation changes, centering actions, and effective use of hand movements. Look for ways in which a sequence of movements might be accomplished without having to perform an intervening stance transition. This will help you appreciate how you can manipulate an opponent to create the same relative position changes without having to shift or change your stance. This is a very beneficial skill.

The procedure below relies heavily on octagon angle abbreviations and on definitions for common Passai Kata sequences. You may wish to review the information in the See Also section at the bottom of the page if you are not familiar with these topics.

Alternate Passai Dai Kata Procedure

StepStance TransitionMovementNotes
IchiEstablish Heiko Dachi F1.Perform the traditional opening salutation.
NiSlide the left foot forward to form an extended Hidari Neko Ashi Dachi F1 and hold this position for a few seconds. Now quickly shift your weight onto your left leg then step R1L7 to form Migi Juji Dachi F1.Migi Jodan Morote Otoshi Uraken Tsuki T1.You might also deliver Migi Mae Geri as you step R1 during the transition to the Juji Dachi. You will see some styles use such a kick as part of this sequence. That’s just another possible use for this series of movements.
SanStep L8 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1 then shift back into Migi Kokutsu Dachi F1.Maintain the current hand positions but cause the hands to descend toward Chudan level.This might be used as part of a manipulation sequence.
YonStep back R6 and rotate CCW to form Zenkutsu Dachi F2.Issue Migi Chudan Uke T2 followed immediately by Hidari Ura Chudan Uke T2.
GoStep R7 to form Zenkutsu Dachi F1.Issue Hidari Chudan Uke T1 followed immediately by Migi Ura Chudan Uke T1.
RokuRaise the right leg to block with Migi Sune Uke T4 while concurrently blocking with Migi Gedan Barai T4.Simply rotate the torso to initiate this sequence.
NanaStep forward R6 into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F4.Issue Migi Chudan Uke T4 followed immediately by Hidari Ura Chudan Uke T4.
HachiStep L3 to form Naihanchi Dachi F1.Return hands to guard position with the left hand forward of the right hand.You should be in a relatively low but not exceptionally deep stance. Both hands are open.
KuRise upward in your stance.Extend the open left hand forward.Consider that this may be a parry and grab sequence..
JuStep L3 and sink abruptly into Kiba Dachi F1.Pull the left arm inward briskly as you deliver Migi Chudan Ken Tsuki T1.You might be pulling the opponent into your punch.
Ju IchiSlide the right foot in to rise upward again and form Heiko Dachi F1.Deliver Migi Ura Chudan Uke T1.This might also be a manipulation done as a fluid rising hip rotation T5 with a right arm block followed by settling back T1.
Ju NiStep R4 and quickly sink once again into a deep Kiba Dachi F1.Strike with Hidari Chudan Ken Tsuki T1.
Ju SanSlide the left foot in to rise again and form Heiko Dachi F1.Deliver Hidari Ura Chudan Uke T1.This might also be a manipulation done as a fluid rising hip rotation T7 with a left arm block followed by settling back T1.
Ju YonStep L1R7 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F1.Issue Migi Chudan Shuto Uchi T1.
Ju GoStep L5 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F1.Issue Hidari Chudan Shuto Uchi T1.
Ju RokuStep R7 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F1.Issue Migi Chudan Shuto Uchi T1.
Ju NanaStep back R6 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F1.Issue Hidari Chudan Shuto Uchi T1.
Ju HachiStep L5 to form Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F1.Deliver circular Migi Morote Shuto Uke followed by a right hand grab. Now complete the sequence with Migi Yoko Kekomi Geri T1.The block is essentially an open hand reinforced Ura Chudan Uke that evolves into a grab. Typically the right knee rises before the hip turns to deliver the kick.
Ju KuPlant the kicking leg R5 and rotate CCW to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F2.Issue Hidari Shuto Uchi T2.
Ni JuStep R8 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F2.Issue Migi Shuto Uchi T1.
Ni Ju IchiStep back R1 to form Heisoku Dachi F2.Set both hands briskly to their respective sides.
Ni Ju NiDeliver Jodan Morote Ura Chudan Uke T2 then immediately circle the hands down and back to center.This is dual outward blocks at the Jodan level followed by positioning the hands for the next strike..
Ni Ju SanStep R8 into Hidari Han Zenkutsu Dachi F2.Strike with Morote Ura Tsuki T2.Strikes are roughly waist high.
Ni Ju YonPress the ball of the right foot into the floor such that the right heel is forced off the floor.Return the right arm as you press the left arm further forward into a Hidari Chudan Ken Tsuki.The foot action should cause your torso to rotate, making your left arm extend forward.
Ni Ju GoStep R8 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F2.Issue Migi Oi Tsuki T2.
Ni Ju RokuStep R6 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F1.Deliver Migi Ura Shuto Uchi and Hidari Shuto Gedan Barai T1.These blocks (or manipulations) are done concurrently. The right hand moves until it is placed just behind the right ear (a similar movement is in Pinan Godan).
Ni Ju NanaStep L3 into Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F5.Strike with Migi Gedan Tate Haito Uchi T5.This might be a strike, block, grab, or parry, depending on Bunkai.
Ni Ju HachiShift back into Hidari Sochin Dachi F5.Deliver Migi Ura Chudan Uke T5 and Hidari Gedan Barai T5.These blocks are done concurrently. The right fist stops near the right ear.
Ni Ju KuSlide the left foot inward to form a close Renoji Dachi F1.Maintain the current hand positions.The L-Stance is often a transitional stance, but might be used for manipulation.
San JuDeliver Migi Mikazuki Geri T1 with a concurrent Migi Chudan Uke.
San Ju IchiPlant the kicking leg R7 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F1.Deliver Migi Gedan Barai T1.The block occurs immediately after the foot lands.
San Ju NiStep R5 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F2.Deliver Hidari Gedan Shuto Uchi T2.Do not return the strike.
San Ju SanDeliver Migi Mikazuki Geri T2, allowing the foot to contact the still extended left hand.
San Ju YonPlant the kicking leg T2 forming Kiba Dachi F4.Raise and extend the still open left hand T4 then strike with Migi Empi Uchi T4 such that the elbow lands into the open left palm.The left hand might be holding a head stationary.
San Ju GoMigi Ura Chudan Uke T4 and concurrent Hidari Gedan Barai T4.Rotate your torso slightly CCW as the blocks are delivered.
San Ju RokuHidari Ura Chudan Uke T4 and concurrent Migi Gedan Barai T4.Rotate your torso slightly CW as the blocks are delivered.
San Ju NanaMigi Ura Chudan Uke T4 and concurrent Hidari Gedan Barai T4.Rotate your torso slightly CCW as the blocks are delivered.
San Ju HachiPull the left leg inward to form Heisoku Dachi F2.Chamber both hands on your left side.The right fist will rest atop the left fist.
San Ju KuRaise the right foot to deliver Migi Sokutei Mawashi Uke T4 then step R8 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F2.While stepping R8 strike with Morote Ken Tsuki T2. The left hand is more elevated than the right hand.This is a U-Hand punching combination. The block happens before the step and subsequent hand strikes.
Yon JuPull the right leg inward to form Heisoku Dachi F2.Chamber both hands on your right side.The left fist will rest atop the right fist.
Yon Ju IchiRaise the left foot to deliver Hidari Sokutei Mawashi Uke T4 then step L6 to form Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F2.While stepping L6 strike with Morote Ken Tsuki T2. The right hand is more elevated than the left hand.This is a U-Hand punching combination. The block happens before the step and subsequent hand strikes.
Yon Ju NiPull the left leg back to form Heisoku Dachi F2.Chamber both hands on your left side.The right fist will rest atop the left fist.
Yon Ju SanRaise the right foot to deliver Migi Sokutei Mawashi Uke T4 then step R8 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F2.While stepping R8 strike with Morote Ken Tsuki T2. The left hand is more elevated than the right hand.This is a U-Hand punching combination. The block happens before the step and subsequent hand strikes.
Yon Ju YonStep L8 to form Migi Kokutsu Dachi F1.Issue Hidari Ura Gedan Barai T1. Immediately direct a Hidari Tate Tettsui Uchi T1. The opposite hand moves to guard position as early as possible.The block usually done as a Gedan to Chudan, exaggerated block that occurs throughout the stance transition.
Yon Ju GoShift forward into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1.Deliver Migi Ura Gedan Uke T1. Immediately direct a Migi Tate Tettsui Uchi T1. The opposite hand moves to guard position as early as possible.The block usually done as a Gedan to Chudan exaggerated block that occurs throughout the stance transition.
Yon Ju RokuStep L7R7 to form Migi Han Kokutsu Dachi F1.Deliver Migi Shuto Uchi T1.
Yon Ju NanaLook T5 then step back R4 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F5.Place both open hands back behind your right shoulder and hip.The left palm faces down, the right palm faces up.
Yon Ju HachiStep R5L5 to form Sochin Dachi F5.Maintain both hands in place until the conclusion of the second step. Then strike with Migi Shuto Uchi T5 and Hidari Shuto Uchi T5.Both strikes are delivered concurrently.
Yon Ju KuSlide the right leg forward to form Heiko Dachi F1.Yoi
Go JuPerform the closing salutation and Yame.

See Also

The Octagon
Common Passai Kata Sequences

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