Kata Application

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More Applications for the Middle Section of Fukyugata Ni

In this video I explore some applications for the middle portion of Fukyugata Ni, looking at a low wrist grab release and also discussing a guillotine choke, including the dangers and pitfalls of such a choke in a self-defense context. Enjoy!

Best,

David 

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Shodan Arm Scissor Choke

Hello, everyone!

This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at the "stacked hands" position of Naihanchi Shodan, and how to apply it as a standing choke. There are, of course, many other ways to apply this sequence of movements, but this one caught people's attention during our recent Naihanchi bunkai webinar, so we thought we would share it more widely.

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Applications for the Middle Section of Fukyugata Ni

I'm exploring some clinch fighting and possible choke applications for the middle portion of Fukyugata ni. Note, that choke holds limit your ability to flee and fend off other attackers in a practical self-defense context. But, they can be very effective when used appropriately and in the right contexts. Plus, they are fun and important to study from a martial arts perspective. Enjoy!

Best,

David 

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Applications of Fudo dachi

The immovable stance of Shotokan features most prominently in the kata Sochin, but has also been retconned into a number of other kata by the gods of Shotokan.

My question is do any of you pragmatic Shotokan folks make use of the stance, and if so how? Where does it fit and what function does it fulfil? What does it's presence in a kata say to you about the kata's use?

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Applications for the Opening Sequence to Fukyugata Ni

Hello,

In this video I describe and demonstrate some possible applications for the opening sequence in Fukyugata Ni, the second basic kata in Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu (Nagamine got this kata from Chojin Miyagi. In Gojo-ryu this form is called Gekisai Ichi.) My students are having great fun working these applications. 

Best,

David 

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Bassai Dai /Passai application

Hi all Here is a second "taster" application which I will be teaching at a seminar on Bassai Dai /Passai later this year in Wigan. I hope you enjoy it

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Application for the opening sequence of Bassai Dai /Passai

Here's one of the options for the opening of Bassai Dai/Passai which I will be teaching at a seminar later this year in Wigan.

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Pinan / Heian Yodan Pad Drills from Simon OBrian

Hi All,

Fellow BCA Karate Instructor Simon O’Brien shared these pad drill videos with me. I encouraged Simon to put the drills on YouTube because I know you’ll really like them!

The videos cover gripping uses of the “lower X-block” and the following “outer block” from Pinan / Heian Yodan, with various impact and grappling techniques at either end (some for fighting, some for self-protection).

Enjoy!

All the best,

Iain

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Performance of Fukyugata Ich Flow Drill

Hello,

Here is a shorter video of what my Fukyugata Ich flow drill looks like when performed at moderate speed and light power. As the students become more familiar with the movements, we go harder. Also, I'll be experimenting with practicing the drill with sparring gear, as a precursor to kata-based sparring. 

Best,

David

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Bassai-Dai Opening Sequence

I am a new member of the forum but looking Iain videos for quite some time now. Thanks Iain for everything you're doing for karate.
Here is what a little video that I shared today about Bassai Dai opening sequence. 

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