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Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan Bunkai - Kansas, USA (video)

This clip was filmed when I was teaching in Kansas, USA in October 2011. It covers the bunkai for the opening sequence of Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan. This is a potentially dangerous sequence and great care must be taken in practise. It should only be practised by competent martial artists while under the direct supervision of a suitably qualified and experienced instructor. This bunkai is presented for historical interest / information purposes only.

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Shuto and Nukite Training Drill (video)

This video was taken at a seminar I taught in Essex in October 2011. We were looking at techniques and drills from Kushanku / Kanku-Dai kata. This is one drill that can be used to practise the applications for Shuto-Uke (“knife hand block”) and Nukite (spear hand). The idea is to get the key variations drilled in a small amount of training time. I hope you enjoy working the drill!

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Kushanku / Kanku-Dai Bunkai (video) from Kansas, USA

This video was filmed when I was teaching in Kansas, USA in October 2011. It covers a bunkai drill from Kushanku / Kanku-Dai for the sequence commonly labelled as “Shuto, front kick, back fist, ‘outer-block’, double punch”.

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Pinan Godan Manji-Uke Bunkai (video)

In this video we look at an application for the Manji-Uke (simultaneous “lower-block” & “outer block”) found at the end of Pinan / Heian Godan.

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Pinan Nidan / Heian Shodan Bunkai Moves 3 to 6 (video)

This video shows a bunkai drill for moves 3 to 6 of Pinan Nidan / Heian Shodan. It was filmed at a private training session in August 2011 and we had just been looking at applications for the previous turn. This clip joins that session as we look at the “lower-block” posture and onwards.

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Karate Belt and Pad Conditioning Drills (video)

At this class we did some three-person conditioning drills. The way these work is that one person holds the pads, one person hits those pads, and the third person makes it as difficult as possible for the striker by pulling them at various angles with a belt; or pushing them backward for a given time.

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Kushanku / Kanku-Dai Bunkai: Strikes into Neck Crank (video)

This short video was filmed at a class in July 2011. It looks at an application for the sequences immediately following the first “spear hand” strike in Kushanku (Kanku-Dai).

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