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Kanku-Dai / Kushanku Throw and Joint-Attack (video)

This video was filmed at a seminar in Norway in January 2015. Over the weekend we covered applications and drills for the whole of Kushanku / Kanku-Dai. This clip looks predominately at the joint attack following the throw toward the end of the form. The throw had obviously been taught previously and is hence the mechanics and nature of it are only refereed to briefly in this particular clip.

It is also important to understand that over the weekend the progress of the nature of the methods as we move through the kata was stressed. Basically, the simplest and most applicable methods are taught toward to start of the kata. As the kata progresses it builds upon previous methods. This throw and joint-attack therefore needs to be understood in the full context of the kata i.e. it is not a primary method, but a secondary supporting method.

I hope you find the clip is of interest and I’ll be back with more soon.

All the best,


PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Kanku-Dai / Kushanku Throw and Joint-Attack