Karate instructor Martin Klásek presents kata Anko Itosu´s Bassai Dai through a unique training method - Futari Renzoku-geiko (2-person continuous drill). This 2-person training method was a part of ancient training system used by Okinawa masters in 19th century. Partner drill was brought from China to Okinawa by karate pioneers.
This unique drill methodically learns how to defeat 17 kinds of physical attacks. Master Yasutsune Itosu divided these attacks into 8 groups base on which he named this kata: PA -SAI, which literally means "8 defences" or "8 types of defence". Through Bassai Dai flow master Itosu taught his students many different responses to these predefined 17 types of attacks. The Bassai Dai drill methodically recreates (introduces) seventeen attacks chosen by Yasutsune Itosu.