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Iains 400ft bungee jump (video)

Nothing at all to do with applied martial arts, self-protection or kata! This is footage from my bungee jump in Chepstow, UK on the 17th of August 2013.

At 400ft, this is the highest bungee jump in the UK ... and it was great fun! A highly recommended experience.

The YouTube link for this video can be found here:

All the best,


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Wanshu / Enpi Opening Sequence Bunkai (video)

This video looks at the opening sequence of Wanshu / Enpi (including the opening “salutation”). I see this sequence as mapping out various options – in the form of a sequential drill – that can be applied should the enemy secure a grip on your clothing.

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Karate Throws (video)

This is raw footage from “The Bunkai Bash” in June 2013. For our DVDs, we film in studios with professional cameramen, soundmen, directors and editors. This was done with a pocket camera in a field at the height of the British “Summer” :-)

The sound is not great due to the strong wind, an emergency helicopter landing in an adjacent field, and mobile phone interference. Hopefully you’ll be able to follow it though.

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Basic Arm-Lock Flow Drill (video)

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Iain Skipping! (video)

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U-Punch / Yama-Zuki Bunkai (video)

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Full Pinan / Heian Godan Bunkai in a Single Drill (video)

This video shows a single drill that covers the applications for the whole of Pinan / Heian Godan. On my Facebook page I mention that my students had been working on the drill in practise and I asked if people wanted to see it. 434 people said they did and that is why this footage was filmed.

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First Half of Pinan / Heian Yodan Bunkai Drill (video)

This bit of raw dojo footage shows a bunkai drill for the first half of Pinan / Heian Yodan. The drill is not a “technique” to be used as is, but a drill that quickly allows students to practise the bunkai of the kata in a time efficient way. Having completed the drill on one side, the student would then do the drill on the other side before their partner takes their turn. This would continue for a set number of repetitions or until the allotted time has expired.

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Pinan / Heian Yodan Bunkai: Armlock (video)

This clip was filmed at a two day seminar in Nuremburg, Germany. Over the weekend we covered the applications of both the Pinan / Heian series and Kushanku / Kanku-Dai. Particular emphasis was placed on the interaction between the two systems. The sequence shown in this clip is common to both.

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