Solo Bassai Dai

 

Bassai-dai (Passai)

Storming a Fortress -(the Greater)

Kata History

 

Bassai-dai- to storm a fortress-is normally the first Kata learned after a student achieves their 3rd Kyu (brown belt). It uses a wide range of movements and stances, and must be undertaken strongly, with plenty of spirit.

 

The Moves

 

The Kata exercises the following moves and stances, in sequence, and takes around 80 seconds to complete at high speed:

 

Count

Move

Stance

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi

 

Yoi

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

 

Kata Yoi

Heisoku Dachi

1

Migi Morote Uchi Ude Uke

Kosa Dachi

2

Hidari Chudan Uchi Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

3

Migi Gyaku Chudan Uchi Uke

Gyaku Hanmi (Zenkutsu)

4

Hidari Gyaku Chudan Soto Uke

Gyaku Hanmi (Zenkutsu)

5

Migi Chudan Uchi Uke

Gyaku Hanmi (Zenkutsu)

6

Gedan Sukui Uke

Heisoku Dachi

7

Jodan Nagashi Uke

Heisoku Dachi

8

Migi Chudan Soto Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

9

Hidari Gyaku Chudan Uchi Uke

Gyaku Hanmi (Zenkutsu)

10

Koshi Gamae

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

11

Hidari Chudan Tate Shuto

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

12

Migi Chudan Zuki

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

13

Migi Chudan Uchi Uke

 

14

Hidari Chudan Zuki

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

15

Hidari Chudan Uchi Uke

 

16

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

17

Hidari Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

18

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

19

Hidari Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

20

Migi Tsukami Uke, Hidari Soete

Zenkutsu Dachi

21

Gedan Kekomi (KIAI)

 

22

Hidari Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

23

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

24

Morote Age Uke/Tsukami

Heisoku Dachi

25

Chudan Tettsui Uchi

Zenkutsu Dachi

26

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

27

Hidari Nagashi Uke, Migi Gedan Shuto Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

28

Manji Gamae

Haisoku Dachi

29

Fumikomi Geri

 

30

Migi Gedan Barai

Kiba Dachi

31

Hidari Chudan Haishu Uke

Kiba Dachi

32

Migi Mikazuki Geri

 

33

Migi Mae Mawashi Empi Uchi

Kiba Dachi

34

Migi Mae Gedan Barai, Hidari Soete

Kiba Dachi

35

Hidari Mae Gedan Barai, Migi Soete

Kiba Dachi

36

Migi Mae Gedan Barai, Hidari Soete

Kiba Dachi

37

Hidari Hikite Gamae

Zenkutsu Dachi

38

Yama Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

39

Migi Koshi Gamai

Heisoku Dachi

40

Hidari Mikazuki Geri

 

41

Yama Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

42

Hidari Koshi Gamai

Heisoku Dachi

43

Migi Mikazuki Geri

 

44

Yama Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

45

Migi Gedan Sukui Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

46

Hidari Gedan Sukui Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

47

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

48

Migi Chudan Shuto Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

49

Hidari Chudan Shuto Uke (KIAI)

Kokutsu Dachi

 

Kata Yoi

Heisoku Dachi

 

Yame

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi