Kata Application

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Shodan Bunkai Webinar Excerpts

Hello everyone,

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Andi Kidd's picture

Gankaku/Chinto - playing with grabs

Hi all

here is a video that for Gankaku/Chinto and grabs. Once you have the thre basic ones down you should play mix and match, then progress to using from more realistic grapling positions.

Have fun!

Andi

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Shodan Armbar Padwork Drill

Hello everyone,

Waza Wednseday is back from hiatus, and today we are taking a look back at a kata application we showed in April of last year, and showing how to incorporate it into a padwork drill. This is just a simple example and demonstration, but this can be taken and expanded upon to make a more extensive/inclusive drill, or a more live drill.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Pinan / Heian partner drill and bag drill

Utterly love this! A new video from Neil Cook and Graham Palmer. This videos flows on perfectly from the one I shared earlier in the week … and also includes the arm-locks from Pinan Nidan (Heian Shodan) and Pinan / Heian Sandan. Checkout the solo version on the punch bag toward the end of the clip. Very clever use of the bag!

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Dash3's picture

Unsu jumping spinning back kick

I think I recall a video in which Iain described the unsu jumping spinning back kick as a desperation move; if I am mistaken, I apologize for the incorrect attribution...

But I am now wondering, if many jumps are interpreted as throws (Heian Godan, Empi, etc), could this one be as well, with the back kick in fact being a leg lift like an uchimata type throw?

Reasonable or not?

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JWT's picture

Naihanchi Shodan / Tekki Shodan Ground Drill

Here's a little something shot in November last year.

Hope you enjoy.

All the best.

John Titchen

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Finlay's picture

Fighting fashion

I was looking at a discussion online about the block, kick, punch applications vs more practical application. It was one of the few times I have seen someone defending the block, punch and not fall back on the 'it's art' or some similar argument.

The gentlemen in question argued that the longer range punching and blocking style of fighting that was favoured in those days. Despite the huge gaping flaws in this arguement. It does lead on to maybe an interesting point.

has fighting actually changed much in the past 200 years or so?

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Mark B's picture

Naihanchi application

Hi all

Here's an application for a grab to the jacket.

I hope you enjoy

All the best

Mark

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Finlay's picture

Chokes

What are everybody's feelings on chokes.

i was playing around with my forms and found a possible entrance into a rear naked choke, but are chokes viable or more of a modern sport grappling addition?

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Mark B's picture

Application for Naihanchi

Here is a very quick Oyo to apply the principles as demonstrated in Naihanchi.

Kata is not linear, the principles should be applied freely, as the situation dictates.

We filmed this slightly more vigorous example very quickly during tonights session. 

I was going to put this on my seminar advert, but decided this might be the more appropriate place.

On the clip notice the deliberate mistake at the end, instead of a quick joint attack and Age Tsuki I instinctively reverted to my primary percussive option - the Shotai Uchi.

All the best 

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