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A Pinan / Heian bunkai drill from Chuck Norris UFAF ITC (video)

This video shows a drill that I taught at Chuck Norris’s UFAF ITC in 2012. The drill was designed to be an “aide memoire” for a number of the individual techniques we had explored from the Pinan / Heian / Pyong-An series. By putting some of those techniques end to end like this in a single drill I hoped that it would make the techniques easier to recall and it would hopefully also help to illustrate that kata techniques should be applied in the order they are relevant; not necessarily in the order they appear within the kata.

The techniques themselves where chosen because they were good illustrations of both the combative and bunkai principles we were exploring. It also shows the variety of methods within the Pinan / Heian / Pyong-An series because we have examples of limb-control, passing obstructions, arm-locks, strikes, neck-cranks, strangles and even a little ground work.

As I say in the clip, this is not a technique, but a drill to aid memory and to help illustrate some of the principles and concepts covered in the seminar. A two minute clip from a two hour session is obviously not enough to convey what the drill is really all about. Nevertheless, I hope it is of interest to all viewers.

All the best,


PS If you would prefer to watch is video on YouTube, please click HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Pinan / Heian / Pyong-An application drill at Chuck Norris's UFAF ITC 2012