Each kata is performed at full speed and then shown in slow motion. The most important technical points are then explained by Nagamine Sensei, and the applications of the fundamental techniques demonstrated by all three instructors.
Key issues discussed include the development of explosive striking power, the most vulnerable targets to attack, and the differences between applications as performed the kata, and their use in realistic self-defensive situations.
Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu is based in part on the teachings of Choki Motobu, Chotoku Kyan and other Okinawan karate pioneers. The genius of the Founder, Shoshin Nagamine, was in drawing together the most refined elements of each school and creating from them his unique style of karate.