One Minute Bunkai: Kojo-Ryu Karate employs the 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac in the first three Kata of the system which were created by Kajo Kojo (1849-1925) in the late 1800s. Here we explore Chi-Seigan Kamae (Inu or Dog). Chi-Seigan Kamae appears only in one Katai which is Chikan-Ken (Fist of the Earth). This posture has a dual purpose in that it serves as way to confuse and draw in your opponent by creating a defensive shield and it is a functional Kamae with several applications covering striking and several aspects of “tuite”. In this example here we see a basic “atemi waza” application employing lighting fast strikes that overwhelm the opponent and quickly puts him down him. The Shuto Uchi strike to the throat is a very dangerous technique that requires care and control when practicing and targeting the neck. This type of defense is typical of Kojo-Ryu’s prime directive of “ending the fight as fast as possible”.