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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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Wanshu / Enpi Bunkai (video)

This short clip was filmed at my dojo and shows an application sequence from Wanshu / Enpi kata. My voice was a little strained due to the fact I was recovering from a chest infection. That, combined with the natural echo of the room, make it hard to hear what I’m saying at times. Nevertheless, I hope what is being explained comes across clearly enough.

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A Pinan / Heian bunkai drill from Chuck Norris UFAF ITC (video)

This video shows a drill that I taught at Chuck Norris’s UFAF ITC in 2012. The drill was designed to be an “aide memoire” for a number of the individual techniques we had explored from the Pinan / Heian / Pyong-An series. By putting some of those techniques end to end like this in a single drill I hoped that it would make the techniques easier to recall and it would hopefully also help to illustrate that kata techniques should be applied in the order they are relevant; not necessarily in the order they appear within the kata.

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Takedowns Against Kicks (video)

In this video I show a few takedowns from kicks. This quick clip is taken from a full day of training on karate throws and takedowns; which included many throws from kata and older karate texts (i.e. “Funakoshi’s nine throws”, etc). This clip records some of the throws from kicks we covered on the day, but it needs to be appreciated that this is the “edited highlights” of that section and is hence this clip is not intended to be a replacement for detailed one-on-one instruction. I nevertheless hope the information in the clip is of interest and some use to all viewers.

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