Kata Application

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Heian Nidan drills involving a wall (video)

My friend Stewart Squire shows some Heian Nidan / Pinan Shodan drills involving a wall. Very innovative!

All the best,

Iain

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Chatan1979's picture

Bassai Dai Application

Here is a look at a common sequence found in most versions of Bassai/Passai Kata. I hope I'm not spamming this forum too much with these videos. I do appreciate the feedback.

Thanks!

edit:

 One more to go along with this:

-Sal

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ky0han's picture

Heian/Pinan Yondan Drills

Hi everyone,

last friday my teacher Siggi and I found the time to record another two of our Heian drills. This time they are for Heian/Pinan Yondan.

We hope you'll enjoy

Regards Holger

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Andy_R's picture

Flow Drill For Pinan Shodan

Hi All,

You may have seen a post I put up not long ago regarding a little 'Bunkai Group' in Birmingham.  Below is a short clip of a flow we used for Pinan Shodan as part of the groups warm up.  It is not an instructional clip as the people who attended were already familiar with the individual sequences.  This drill was put together as a time efficient way to train all the sections together.

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Chatan1979's picture

2 More short application videos: Heian Sandan and tekki shodan

I've added 2 more application snippets to my channel. Any questions, comments or insults are welcome. 

Thanks!

Sal

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Wastelander's picture

Naihanchi Applications from Ti

Hello everyone,

Ulf Karlsson Sensei flew out to the US from Sweden last week to teach at our dojo (he will be teaching a 2 day open seminar this Friday and Saturday) and I've been talking and training with him since then. Up until now, we have just had many lengthy discussions on Facebook, and I've seen a bit of his material, but experiencing it has been a real eye opener! Here is a little video he did a while back showcasing some Naihanchi applications:

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Chatan1979's picture

A brief application for the opening of Heian Yodan

Hey everyone.

I wasn't sure how to embed the video here but here is a link to a quick application for the opening sequence of Heian Yodan.

Questions, comments, and insults welcome :)

Thanks

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Video Breakdown of Tai-Otoshi (Bassai-Dai / Passai)

This video from Matt D'Aquino provides a great in-depth breakdown of Tai-Otoshi.

I personally see this throw being found (in a stylised way) toward the end of Passai / Bassai-Dai. This video is very useful as it lists some of the key errors that can be made and how to avoid them.

All the best,

Iain

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Wastelander's picture

A Throw from the Naihanchi Morote-Tsuki

Hello everyone,

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ky0han's picture

Heian/Pinan Sandan Drills

Hi everyone,

I massively enjoy those videos you all are posting, so today its my turn.

My teacher Siggi Kötz and I developed a set of drills for all the Heian/Pinan Gata to make the Kata training a bit more efficient and intensive. We finally managed to record two of our drills, both for Heian/Pinan Sandan and I hope you'll enjoy them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bmyTZSd6AI

I'd love to read your thoughts.

Regards Holger

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