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Advanced Kushanku / Kanku-Dai Drill (video)

This video was filmed at a three day seminar in Chicago, USA in May 2014. This short clip is a summary of a flow drill that covers, in order, the bunkai of Kushanku / Kanku-Dai from the opening to the drop to the floor. This drill can be easily adapted to fit all styles, but the version shown is in keeping with the Shotokan version because the vast majority of attendees had a Shotokan base.

This clip obviously can’t capture the full explanation, all the details, and the wider context of all that was taught over the three days. This should therefore not be mistaken for an “instructional clip”. The only way to fully understand and to get to grips with this drill would be to attend a seminar and learn it directly. We nevertheless hope you find it interesting and that it provides an “aide-mémoire” for those that attended the seminar.

All the best,


PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Advanced Kushanku / Kanku-Dai Drill