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Hello, everyone, As a bit of a break from all the bunkai we have focused on in Waza Wednesday, lately, this week we cover a "mid-range" grappling drill that I particularly enjoy using for launching into a variety of other techniques. This drill can also be worked in with more conventional pummelling training, as well as clinchwork, to give a more rounded coverage of combat ranges
Taking the jodan outer block sequence of Ananko Kata (Anannko, Ananku) then back to the outer block and double punch sequence, Using the focus mitts to help develop power in a safe way, this snippet cannot show the full extent and technical points given over a 4 hour session for each drill.
Has anyone tried using a rotating curriculum to teach the Heian/Pinan series of katas? Or for that matter, any series of kata. I'm curious as to what the pros and cons of doing it were for your school.
This week, we took a look at a drill meant to explore some of the many different kakushi-waza ("hidden" techniques), so to speak, within the basic middle block/receiver, specifically focusing on the striking potential of the movement. This isn't so much a directly applicable fighting technique as it is an exploratory skill/flow drill, but it's a lot of fun, and I have found it very beneficial.