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Bassai Dai
(To penetrate a fortress - Major version)

WKF version of this kata.
Will be finalized after our WKF kata seminar

Preparation from yoi. Masubi dachi, right hand over left hand, palms facing up, gedan height,(showing empty hands - "I come in Peace") move hands up to chest and turn hands over, towards yourself, palms now facing down, extend hands forward, gedan height.
Bring feet together (heisuko dachi) move hands slightly towards yourself, clasp the closed right fist into the left hand to gedan level and move hand out in front of you, keeping the knees slightly flexed.

Combination 1
Move both hands slowly toward your left side, open your left hand.
Fall forward, stepping at the last minute on the right leg, bringing the left leg behind the right leg into kosa dachi.
Without taking the right fist off your left hand block chudan uki with your right hand. Kiai.

Combination 2
Take the left leg behind, turning towards 6 o'clock into a long zenkutsu dachi. Block sieken uke to chudan with the left arm.
Slide the left leg back slightly into a shorter zenkutsu dachi, blocking chudan uke with the right arm.

Take the left leg across in front of the right leg, turning back to face 12 o'clock in right zenkutsu dachi.
Block chudan soto uke with the left hand, followed by chudan uke with the right hand.
Turn into right shiko dachi, facing towards 3 o'clock, scooping the right arm as if snaring a mae geri from an opponent who is standing at 3 o'clock. As the feet draw into seizen dachi heiko, raise the right arm up so that your elbow is level with your right shoulder (as if you are driving the snared leg up into the air).
Step the right leg forward, into right neko dachi, blocking chudan soto uke with the right arm, followed by chudan uke with the left arm.
Straighten up into heisoku dachi, facing towards 12 o'clock, pulling both hands back to the right hip, fists closed and stacked left hand over right.

Combination 3
Step out on the right leg (toward 3 o'clock) into long zenkutsu dachi, but still facing towards 12 o'clock. Strike tetsui uchi with the left arm to Jordan.
Swivel around to 9 o'clock zenkutsu dachi (facing 12 o'clock), punching chudan zuki with right arm and bring the arm back into chudan uki.
Swivel around to 3 o'clock zenkutsu dachi, still facing towards 12 o'clock, punching chudan zuki with left arm and bring the arm back into chudan uki.

Combination 4
Step forward on the right leg (towards 12 o'clock) into right neko ashi dachi, blocking shuto gedan barai with the right hand.
Step forward on the left leg into left neko ashi dachi, block shuto gedan barai with the left hand.
Step forward on the right leg into right neko ashi dachi, block shuto gedan barai with the right hand.

Step back into left neko ashi dachi, blocking chudan shuto uke with the left hand (palm facing away from you), right hand protecting your chudan and then gripping kakate with both hands, (left side). As if to grip the opponent by the arm with both hands, pulling him forward as you execute fumikoki (stamping kick)with the right leg (pulling both hands back to your left hip, hands facing down) step into Shizen dachi heiko (yoi), looking toward 12 o'clock, body facing 9 o'clock . Kiai on fumikomi.

Combination 5
Turning briskly towards 6 o'clock into left neko ashi dachi, blocking shuto uchi with the left hand.
Step forward (towards 6 o'clock) into right neko ashi dachi, once more blocking with right shuto uchi.
Step the right leg back, feet together. Raise both arms above the head, fists slightly apart (as if breaking the opponents hold) and slide forward slightly, right leg, into sanchin, bringing both hands down in an arc, striking double tetsui to both lower ribs. Step into a long zenkutsu dachi with the right leg, punching chudan oizuki with the right hand. Slowly, draw the left leg up to the right leg (feet together), looking over the left shoulder towards 12 o'clock, blocking slowly sieken gedan barai with the left arm, as the right arm is raised above the head (elbow bent 90 degrees, level with the right shoulder.

Combination 6
Step the right leg forward into shiko dachi, so that you have turned through 180 degrees and are facing towards
9 o'clock.
Block sieken gedan barai with the right arm and punch kage zuki with left arm, to an attacker coming from 12 o'clock.
Slide the right leg slightly across (to the right) and turn briskly around into zenkutsu dashi (facing 6 o'clock). Striking jodan tetsui uchi with the left hand. Open the left hand, kicking jodan mikizuki geri with the right leg, into the left hand.
Place right leg down into right zenkutsu dachi (towards 6 o'clock) using the left hand to pull the opponent on to a right empi strike.
Block as if sieken gedan barai with the right hand, bringing the left fist to the right biceps. Repeat by blocking as if sieken gedan barai with the left arm, right fist to left biceps, and then finally block as if sieken gedan barai with the right arm, left fist to right biceps once more.
Remaining in right zenkutsu dachi, pull both hand back stacked to the left hip (right hand on top) and punch yama zuki (double punch) with the right hand striking chudan, the left hand striking jodan. Pull back the right leg slowly (form) so that both feet are together (toes touching) and hands are stacked to the right hip (left hand on top). Step forward on the left leg, into left zenkutsu dachi. Punch yama zuki once more, right hand jodan. Final time, pull back the left leg (form) so that feet are touching, stack hands to the left hip.
Step forward on the right leg, right zenkutsu dachi. Punch yama zuki, left hand jodan.

Combination 7
Take the left leg (the rear leg) all the way behind into zenkutsu dach, so that feet lie along the line from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock. Facing towards 12 o'clock, drop low to the left, scooping right arm underneath a mae geri coming from 12 o'clock, sieken ura uke. Keeping the feet where they are, shift the weight towards right zenkutsu dachi, simultaneously performing the same
scooping motion (sieken URA uke) with the left arm.

Combination 8
Pull the right leg back into neko-dachi, facing towards 1 o'clock. Parry with the right hand, as if blocking shuto uke. Pull the
right leg back so that you are in left zenkutsu dachi, facing 12 o'clock. Gripping tori's arm with both hands, throw towards 6 o'clock
by circling both arms down towards the rear (right leg).

Combination 9
Pull the left leg back into left neko ashi dachi, facing towards 11 o'clock. Block shuto uke with the right hand, the palm of the right hand should be facing forward.
Swing body and hands toward 8 o'clock, still in neko ashi dachi, as if to throw away your opponent. Put your foot down and turn toward 10 o'clock in left neko ashi dashi and block shuto uke with left hand, palm facing forward, back hand protecting your solar plexus.

End of Kata
Step the left leg back to the right leg. Clasp the closed right fist in the left hand, gedan level, knees slightly bent.
Major kata, therefore finish with neote.