Kata Application

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Les Bubka's picture

Pinan/Heian Yondan- final Sequence

Hi all 

Footage from our session dedicated to Pinan Sono Yon/ Heian Yondan, focusing on last sequence (Morote Uchi Uke, Hiza Geri and turn to Shuto uke). In this case opponent is not resisting but naturally responding to the technique, allowing to build the flow. Hopefully next week I will post whole flow for this kata :)

Kind regards 

Les

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dhogsette's picture

Jodan Uke Kihon Drill for High Wrist Grab

In my small club we are continuing to explore some practical applications for our kihon combinations. Last month we focused on gedan uke; this month we turn to jodan uke. In this drill, we are using the jodan uke and gedan uke (building from last month's work) as one way to deal with a high wrist grab. My students and I are thoroughly enjoying these partner drills. We take a short, quick trip down the floor to practice the combinations, and then we partner up and practice the drill. 

https://youtu.be/agPOqhUXjVM

Best,

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Lionel Froidure's picture

Jion Introduction

Hello Guys,

Here is my latest video about this time the first sequence of Jion.

Aiming to the point that it's important, in my point of view, to focus on the entry of the technique rather than the finality. With a "good" entry, you can do plenty things. Lets me know what you think about it.

Don't forget to turn on subtitles as I am talking french.

Cheers

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Les Bubka's picture

Kake Dachi in Pinan Yondan

Hi all

Our take on the sequence Shuto ganmen uchi, kake dachi, uraken. In this case kake dachi is a not fixed position but a sweep, and uraken is used as a penetrating forward elbow strike. As our beginnings were in Kyokushin and our Pinan are bit different to most Okinawan I thought it might be interesting to compare them below is our clip.

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Mark B's picture

Inside fighting concepts taught within Passai

Hi all. Here is another quick clip from my study of Passai. This short sequence teaches concepts which can be applied at extreme close quarters. As violence at this range is organic and furious by definition it's important to understand that the Kata does not teach "moves", it teaches concepts. This template is once again only a small part of the whole, and should be viewed as such. Regards

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Wastelander's picture

A simple Tachimura no Naihanchi application

Hello, everyone!

We had a request to show some techniques from Tachimura no Naihanchi--a version of Naihanchi taught in KishimotoDi, which was not influenced by Itosu Anko the way most other versions were. This video takes a look at a very simple application for the nami-gaeshi/forearm strike motion of the kata, and although this application is taught as part of KishimotoDi, it can fit most other versions of Naihanchi just as well.

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Mark B's picture

Application concepts for Passai

Hi all. Some application concepts for Passai. This sequence is only a short element from the "bigger picture" and teaches concepts and potential application within this scenario.

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Marc's picture

Bunkai/Applications for Gankaku / Chinto

Hi everybody,

recently after a training session we tried to find some practical applications for the kata Gankaku aka Chinto. This is what we came up with.

The purpose of the video is that we can remember what we did. It is not ment for instruction. Anyway I thought, I'd share our ideas, in case somebody might find them useful. :)

All the best,

Marc

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Les Bubka's picture

Pinan Yondan - Kuzushi Training

Hi all

Below you can find short clip from Pinan Yondan (moves 1 to 4) focusing on Kuzushi and a bit of limb control. 

Kind regards 

Les

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Wastelander's picture

Throws from Pinan/Heian Sandan Ending Sequence

Hello, everyone!

Last month, we posted a video going over how the ending of Pinan Sandan can be used against a grab from behind, and someone commented that this sequence was meant to be a throw. Well, we actually work a number of throws for that sequence, as well, so we decided to go over just a couple of them this week.

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