|Chojun Miyagi sensei's "Outline of Karate'|
I've said it before, but I'll say it again here, I consider Garry to be one of the finest karateka of his generation (anywhere in the world), so it came as a bit of a surprise to watch him leave the ground at one point during his performance of the kata. My surprise came about because I don't leave the ground during this kata...so I was fascinated. If you click on the "Shinsokai UK' link you'll be able to first watch the secret bunkai, and then select his kata performance from the other video clips that come up afterwards.
Watching Garry got me thinking about jumping in relation to Goju-ryu. There's the obvious leap upward in suparinpei of course, but where else? At the end of saifa maybe? With the maegeri at the beginning of sanseiru perhaps? I've seen a kind of backward hoping done from nekoashidachi in seiyunchin, and a forward leap in to shikodachi in seisan too....but I've always wondered why Eiichi Miyazato sensei never taught me to jump in these kata?
I'm not talking about right and wrong...so don't even go there; I'm actually pondering the notion of diversity.