In this video Rok Derencin shows a drill he developed – for his black belt exam – which utilises movements and principles found in Kushanku kata. I met Rok and Tomaz Stanovnik (the uke in the clip) at a seminar I taught in Germany a year or so ago. We talked a lot at the seminar and since then Tomaz and I have been in regular contact. Some of you may remember I have posted some of Tomaz’s videos too and they have been very well received.
I really like Rok’s drill and, as I’ve said many times before, I think it is a fantastic thing for our community that people are using modern technology to openly share their ideas and methods. It takes both creativity and depth of understanding to come up with such material; and it takes courage, confidence, and selflessness to openly share such information.
I hope you will support Rok – and all others who are adding to the collective knowledgebase – by sharing this drill with others in the hope that they find it valuable and that it inspires more people to put their heads above the parapet and share their own ideas.
All the best,