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Mark B's picture

Naihanchi seminar applications 13-16 (plus unscripted exercises )

Hi all

Here are the final four application templates from my recent seminar. 

Although each template is practiced as an individual exercise  those said exercises,  once understood from the point of view of receiving energy from the opponent can seamlessly combine and intermingle with any of the other exercises in the set. 

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Leigh Simms's picture

Shotokans Sochin Opening Sequence

Hi Guys!

We filmed a little video of the opening motion of Sochin Kata (Shotokan)  this past week, using a Go Pro camera (hence the slight curve to the video). As with all 2 minute drill videos, only so much can be covered and it does not represent my full methodology and approach to kata bunkai. Nevertheless, I hope it is of interest.

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Mark B's picture

Naihanchi seminar applications 9 - 12

At this point in the seminar we're considering different types of grabs to clothing

 

 

 

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Mark B's picture

Naihanchi seminar applications 5 - 8

Here are the next four templates from my recent seminar on Naihanchi kata

 

 

 

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Mark B's picture

Naihanchi seminar applications

Here are the first four templates from my recent seminar. As Iain has commented previously about seminar footage whilst the clips are solid in themselves they don't illustrate the underlying approach I take which brings the whole form together to create a formless system based on Naihanchi.

 

 

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Wastelander's picture

Passai/Kusanku Chudan-Uke/Seiken-Tsuki Dual Perspectives

Hello, everyone!

This week on Waza Wednesday, we are looking at the chudan-uke/seiken-tsuki/chudan-uke sequence found in the beginning of Passai (as well as some versions of Kusanku) from two different perspectives. One application uses these movements to wrench the opponent's elbow joint, while the other uses them to throw the opponent to the ground.

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Takedown in Fukyugata Ich--5

In this last video in a series on takedowns and throws in the first basic kata in Matsubayashi (Fukyugata Ich), I discuss the head punch and low block sequence as a head crank and takedown followup. I hope you find this of interest. 

Best,

David 

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Don Came - Naihanchi/Tekki-Shodan (video)

I thought you’d all enjoy this. I’ve done a few joint seminars with Don and they are have been great fun. His material is always simple and direct. The instruction starts at 1:23 for those wanting to skip past the titles. Enjoy!

All the best,

Iain

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Takedown in Fukyugata Ich--4

Hello,

Here is another quick video demonstrating throws in Fukyugata Ich, the first basic kata in Matsubayashi Ryu. Here, I'm looking at the possibility of an around the neck winding throw application. 

Best,

David 

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Pinan Godan Shoulder Lock Takedown

Hello everyone,

This week on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at the opening sequence of Pinan (Heian) Godan, and how to apply it as a limb control technique and a shoulder lock takedown. As always, the exact attack being dealt with isn't as important as positioning, points of contact, and direction of movement.

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