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Chinto / Gankaku Drill (video)

In this video we quickly show a flow drill for the first part of Chinto / Gankaku kata. It was filmed at an event in the UK in February, 2016. What is shown in this clip is not the instruction that the group received (over some hours) but is a very quick summary of what had been covered. This is therefore not an instructional video.

This drill should also not be thought of as THE way to drill the bunkai; instead it is one of many ways that fit into a wider training matrix. This particular type of drill is good for time efficient practice and as a complementary drill to be done alongside practise of the solo-form. On it’s own it is not enough because the methods should also be done singularly, in alternate order, should be varied in line with underlying principles, and included in unscripted live drills (kata based sparring).

I nevertheless hope the footage of this drill is of some interest.

IMPORTANT: All martial arts techniques are potentially dangerous and must only be practiced under the supervision of a suitably qualified and experienced person.

Thanks for watching!

All the best,


PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Chinto / Gankaku Drill