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.
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!
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?
This is our last Waza Wednesday for 2015! In it, we take a look at the opening sequence of Naihanchi Shodan, and how to apply it as a padwork drill. We are looking at the movements from the kata from a ballistic perspective for this drill, but of course there are many other ways to apply them. This is simply one drill you can use to work with some of the strikes that can be found in Naihanchi.