Karate Pad Drill: Elbows, Knee and Takedown

This is footage from a recent dojo session where we practised a basic drill using elbows, knees and a takedown. All of the motions within it can be found in kata and it is vitally important that we drill these methods on the pads so powerful impact is developed.

The elbows, knee and takedown can all be found in Pinan Yodan (Heian Yodan); although obviously not in this specific order. To make the kata live and breathe it is important to apply the methods in alternate orders, and to explore variations in keeping with the core combative principles of the kata.

All the best,

Iain

PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Karate Pad Drill: Elbows, Knee and Takedown