5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Iain Abernethy
Iain Abernethy's picture
Team Bunkai Activate! Time to make suggestions and vote!

TEAM BUNKAI ACTIVATE! OK, so earlier in the week I put forward the idea of us all taking a collective look at a kata sequence democratically selected by our community. People seem to be really on board with this idea so I thought I should strike while the iron is hot! If you missed the originally post, please follow this web link for more details:


The next thing to do is for people to make their suggestions so we can have a vote next week on the top three. So here is what you need to do:

1, Please look in the comments on this facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/iainabernethy/posts/788561361201115

(If you’re not a Facebook user, please look at the bottom of this post)

2, “Like” the suggested kata sequences that are of most interest to you (you can like as many or as few as you want).

3, If the sequence you want to see is not listed, then add it to the comments so others can also “like” it.

4, Please be as descriptive as possible i.e. “The three hops at the end of Shotokan’s Chinte” or “The sideway leg lift found in the Shorinji-ryu version of Useishi following the double downward motion of the arms” or “The jump in Wanshu”, etc.

5, Avoid vague or impractical suggestions i.e.

Vague: “The sequence in the middle of Kushanku”

Impractical: “The whole of Naihanchi-Sandan”

I’ll take the liberty of deleting such suggestions in order to keep the process on track.

I’ll give it a week and then put the top three most popular suggestions up for a final vote. Once we have a winner, we can all start video and sharing our thoughts. Should be lots of fun this!

All the best,


NOTE: Non-Facebook users, please simply post your suggestion below and I’ll add them for you. Twitter users can tweet their suggestions to me (@iainabernethy). To vote, simply post below the ones you want to “like” with the prefix “I vote for” and I’ll make sure those are tallied in the final result.

Marc's picture

I vote for

Steve Howlett The ippon ken furi otoshi sequence from Shotokan Chinte performed at the start whilst in Tsuru ashi dachi  

Spaniard's picture



Wastelander's picture

I'm all kinds of excited for this! When is the cut-off for the first round of voting, when the top three will be picked?

Iain Abernethy
Iain Abernethy's picture