I've uploaded a new karate video about Kakiwake Uke. I think that you might like it espacially that I share some tip about how to apply it correctly cause, sadly on the web, we can see a lot of things that doesn't work.
Hi all I recently taught a seminar on the kata Passai /Bassai Dai at the invitation of Brian Bentham (6th Dan) who is the owner of the Ryu Do Academy in Wigan. The session was very well attended, and the energy, enthusiasm and application was first class, making for a really enjoyable session. I began the session with a selection of pad drills which were not recorded, these drills were designed to inform the impact options we would be practicing during the seminar. My Bunkai Oyo for Passai was recorded, and I've decided to share the entire set of application practices with you.
This week in our Waza Wednesday video, we take a look at the odd-looking "circle punches" found in Kusanku Sho, and how they can be applied from a clinch-fighting scenario. Of course, there are other applications--this is just one example to play with.
While we practice Shorin-Ryu karate in my dojo, this week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a sequence of movements from the Goju-Ryu kata, Seiyunchin, which some of our instructors and students have learned from training in other styles over time. We demonstrate the technique against a punch but, as always, the specific attack being defended against isn't as important as positioning, points of contact, and directions of movement.