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Beyond Bunkai in production

The new Beyond Bunkai DVD went into production earlier today! Both the NTSC and PAL master disks went to the replicators today and the cover files are also on their way to be printed. All going well we should have the finished items delivered to us in a few weeks!

It’s fantastic that the DVD will be ready in 2010 and that’s entirely down to the great job done by Harbour View Productions and Outpost Editing! I’ve copied a picture of the cover and the blurb below. Please watch this space as things develop. Very excited to get this one out and see what you all think!

All the best,





Beyond Bunkai Blurb

This DVD presents a unique non-scripted flow drill that includes all the motions found within Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan. Ideal for the more experienced bunkai practitioner, and essentially infinite in its variations, this drill shows the depth of Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan and includes gripping skills, head-butting, biting, gouging, seizing, locking, controlling limbs, chokes, cranks, takedowns and close-range kicking.

This drill is also unlike most flow drills in that it is not carefully scripted nor does it involve giving up a position of advantage so your partner can have their turn. The drill instead enables the practitioner to dominate at close-range, flow past any obstructions the enemy may present, safely escape, and practise applying the bunkai of the kata in a realistic context. This DVD also includes a breakdown of the kata itself and a discussion on the history of Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan.

Iain Abernethy is one of the world’s leading exponents of kata application and practical karate. He has been invited all over the globe to teach his approach and to help people return to the original combative nature of the traditional martial arts.