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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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Leg Trap Takedowns and Throws (video)

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Padwork Drills on Hip Movement (video)

This video shows three quick drills we did in the dojo in March 2013. Each drill was done for two minutes with the emphasis being on using the hips to ensure good impact and fast transitions. The combinations involve hitting with alternate hands, hitting with the same hand twice, rising, dropping, etc.

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Age-Zuki / Rising Strike (video)

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WCA Members Video: Surprise Sparring and Default Positions

There are a number of exclusive articles and videos on the World Combat Association website. These items are normally only available to WCA members and instructors. However, we thought we’d share this one (as a one off) to give people an idea of the kind of thing WCA members have access too. For more details on how to become part of the WCA please visit this webpage: http://worldcombatassociation.com/?page_id=230

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Takedown and Strangle (video)

This is a little bit of impromptu footage recorded in the dojo last night. The students had been sparring for most of the class and this was taken while they were cooling down with some technique work.

The techniques demonstrated in this clip can be found in various kata including Pinan / Heian Yodan (the standing strangle), Naihanchi / Tekki  (the head control and knee), Chinto / Gankaku (the kneeling strangle), etc, etc.

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Kanku Dai / Kushanku Drill (video)

This drill was filmed at the seminar in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in November 2012. The drill is intended to act as an aid to memory and as time efficient form of practise for some of the applications associated with Kushanku / Kanku-Dai. This short clip can't convey how the drill is intended to sit in the totality of practise; nor can it capture all that was covered in the ten hours of practise at this seminar. Viewers need to appreciate that this short clip is not intended to be a substitute for in-depth instruction. It is nevertheless hoped that the clip is of interest.

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