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Tekki-Inspired Pad Drill

This is a fun partner/pad drill that is part of my 6th kyu curriculum. It starts with a gyaku zuki/jab followed by an overhand right. The uke slips the jab and blocks the second punch. Then, the tori uses a short sequence from Tekki/Naihanchi to clear the limb, find the head and hit with elbow strikes. It's important to learn the 2-person drill before trying this associated pad drill. The pads represent both limbs and the head which can make it confusing without context. In the video describe 2 options of the pad drill. Both have pros and cons. Outtakes at the end of the video. :)

Happy training,


Mark Powell
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Thanks for sharing Andy!

Iain Abernethy
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Hi Andy,

As always, great drill and great explanation. I like to outtakes at the end too … if I did that every video would be hours long ;-)

Thanks so much for sharing!

All the best,


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"if I did that every video would be hours long". HAHA. It's not very often I shoot something in one take.