Kata Yaburi means to “break the form”, or even more idiomatic, “unconventional”. This implies going against the normally expected response, departing from the conventionally expected answer. A very advanced concept, this kata yaburi becomes an important development stage in a warrior’s advancing progress.
In this course, An-shu Stephen K. Hayes takes students through several examples of how to successfully break the form in order to win. Unarmed taijutsu, knife combat, and hanbo cane fighting are offered as examples of the concept of how to employ the special mind set of kata yaburi.