I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate, my Empty Hands.
This came to mind today, then I realized why.
So what appear to be a non-threatening gesture
Is also preparation for whatever is necessary.
For the Motobu Kumite the attack under anticipation is met by the defender holding his hands open. I first saw this video 20 or more years ago, as a copy of the Japanese original