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Tekki-Shodan / Naihanchi Close-Range Striking Flow Drill (video)

This video shows a bunkai flow drill for Naihanchi / Tekki-Shodan from the seminar in Stuttgart, Germany in June 2016. This one of many two-person drills that should accompany the solo form of the kata. The methods covered also need to be drilled singularly, in alternate orders, and in both semi-live and live ways if the kata is to be fully realised.

Viewers of this clip also need to remember that they are watching a very short summary of what was taught; and therefore they need to guard against making incorrect assumptions based on their inevitably incomplete understanding.

This drill is NOT a re-enactment of a fight, or a technique to be used “as is”, but instead it is simply one time-efficient way to practise certain elements of the kata.

This is also not an instructional clip but a quick summary of the drill for attendees to film as an aid to memory for after the seminar. Those in attendance had been taught the drill, and how it should fit into wider training, in some depth. This clip is no substitute for being there and learning the drill first hand.

All the best,


PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Tekki-Shodan / Naihanchi Flow Drill