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Pinan Nidan / Heian Shodan Turning Lower Block

This video was filmed at a seminar in Swansea, Wales in September 2014. It looks at the bunkai for what is the opening sequence in the Shotokan version of Heian Shodan. This bunkai also applies to the sequence following the hammer fist in the other versions of the kata (Pinan Nidan).

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Passai / Bassai-Dai Knife Hand Drill (video)

This video looks at a yielding drill for the Knife-Hands found within Passai / Bassai-Dai. It was filmed at a seminar in Swindon in September 2014. The section shown is part of the longer drill, and alternatives for the section shown were also covered. We’ve edited it together to “stand alone” but it must be remembered that you really needed to be there to fully understand the nature of the drill and to get instruction on what is referred to, but not shown, in the clip. The clip is therefore presented “as is” and is not intended to be instructional.

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Basic 1-2-3 Padwork Drill (video)

This video shows a simple “1,2,3 Padwork Drill” with both fists and open-hands.

On the night this was filmed we had a lot of “warm” bodies in the room and hence the camera lens mists over during filming. The hall also has a bit of an echo so the sound quality is not great either.

This is a free video and you get what you pay for :-) All of our DVDs are filmed in studios by professional people and if you want good quality footage I’d direct you toward those.

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Pinan Nidan Opening Move Bunkai (video)

In this video we look at the bunkai of the opening moment of Pinan Nidan. The footage was filmed at a seminar I taught in Wales in 2014. I see the motion as an escape when the arms are pinned from the rear. The “dropping hand” rips the one of the enemy’s fingers back, up and over (only partially done in the demonstrations for obvious reasons!). That will free the grip.

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Wanshu / Enpi Gedan Barai and Rising Palm Heel Bunkai (video)

This video was filmed last year (2013) in Augsburg, Germany. It looks at a basic application of the gedan-barai & rising palm-heel towards the end of the Wanshu / Enpi. We then look at some “martial arts” follow ups to the end position. While the core kata technique is self-defence based, the follow-ups move into the realm of martial arts i.e. techniques for interest, fun and enjoyment. For more information on how I categorise these techniques please listen to the “martial map” podcast available for free download from this website.

All the best,

Iain

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Chuck Norris’s Chun Kuk Do’s Kong Sang Koon (video)

This video shows a few clips from my session on the applications of Kong Sang Koon at Chuck Norris’s UFAF ITC (United Fighting Arts Federation International Training Conference) in July 2014. It was a fantastic event and I’m very grateful to have played a part.

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Iain and Chuck Norris (video)

A very short video showing a small amount of footage from the UFAF ITC awards dinner and some photos from what was a fantastic event! It was a great to spend time with the Chun Kuk Do family and I’m very grateful to all for making me feel part of that family. It was obviously also a  great honour to have what I do recognised by Chuck Norris and to share a stage with such luminaries such as Renner Gracie, etc. I’ll share a small amount of footage from one of my sessions at the event very soon.

All the best,

Iain

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Pinan / Heian Sandan Opening Sequence (video)

In this video we look at a basic bunkai drill for the opening sequence of Pinan / Heian Sandan. This is the same drill we teach to our students when they learn the first part of the kata. To get a better understanding of the nature and purpose of such drills, and to understand where such drills fit in within the wider training methodology, please check out volumes 1 and 2 of “The Pinan / Heian Series: The Complete Fighting System” (available from the website).

All the best,

Iain

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Naihanchi / Tekki Limb-Control (video)

This video was filmed at a seminar in Finland in August 2014. It captures a small section of an examination of the use of the “reinforced block” to control the enemy’s limbs and open them up for attack. We practised this concept in a variety of drills; short sections of some of which are shown in the clip. As always, it is neither the kata, the bunkai or the drill that is important. What truly matters is the formation of combative habits in accordance with the principles encapsulated by the kata.

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Gojushiho Bunkai: Multiple Nukite Sequence (video)

In this video we look at bunkai for the multiple nukite sequence found in Gojushiho. There are a number of differing versions of this kata. The suffixes sometimes used also vary from group to group i.e. what some label as “dai” others label as “sho” (and vice-versa). This sequence should be recognisable to all those who practise the kata through; regardless of style or preferred suffix.

This sequence contains a number of potentially dangerous techniques and hence it should only be practised under the close observation of a suitably qualified and experienced instructor.

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