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Kushanku / Kanku-Dai Bunkai (video) from Kansas, USA

This video was filmed when I was teaching in Kansas, USA in October 2011. It covers a bunkai drill from Kushanku / Kanku-Dai for the sequence commonly labelled as “Shuto, front kick, back fist, ‘outer-block’, double punch”.

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Pinan Godan Manji-Uke Bunkai (video)

In this video we look at an application for the Manji-Uke (simultaneous “lower-block” & “outer block”) found at the end of Pinan / Heian Godan.

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Pinan Nidan / Heian Shodan Bunkai Moves 3 to 6 (video)

This video shows a bunkai drill for moves 3 to 6 of Pinan Nidan / Heian Shodan. It was filmed at a private training session in August 2011 and we had just been looking at applications for the previous turn. This clip joins that session as we look at the “lower-block” posture and onwards.

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Karate Belt and Pad Conditioning Drills (video)

At this class we did some three-person conditioning drills. The way these work is that one person holds the pads, one person hits those pads, and the third person makes it as difficult as possible for the striker by pulling them at various angles with a belt; or pushing them backward for a given time.

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Kushanku / Kanku-Dai Bunkai: Strikes into Neck Crank (video)

This short video was filmed at a class in July 2011. It looks at an application for the sequences immediately following the first “spear hand” strike in Kushanku (Kanku-Dai).

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What angles mean and why things are in threes (video)

This video was filmed in July 2011 at Marc and Dianna MacYoung’s annual Animal List BBQ in Colorado, USA. I taught for a couple of hours on the Saturday where I covered general kata principles. This clip shows a little of our discussion on angles in kata and why things are in threes.

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The "Two-Hands" Principle (video)

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