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"Topple a Folding Screen" Throw (video)

This video is on the first of the nine throws Gichin Funakoshi shows in Karate-Do Kyohan. The name Funakoshi gives to the throw is “Byobuaoshi”; which translates as “folding screen topple” or “to topple a folding screen”. In the wider world of martial arts, the throw is more commonly known as “Osotogari” or “major outer reaping throw”.

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Advanced Naihanchi / Tekki-Shodan Arm-Control Flow Drill (video)

This video - that was filmed yesterday - shows a flow drill using a sequence of motions from Naihanchi (Tekki Shodan) to move and manipulate your partner’s arm. The aim of the drill is to move the arm through various positions while maintaining flow and contact. These various positions create openings for a wide range of techniques.

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Extreme Impact 3 Week Drill - Week 1: Basic (video)

Here is the first part of a three part technical pad drill. We’ll be sharing one part with you for the next three weeks, and the idea is that you spend a week working on each part.

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Pinan Godan / Heian Godan Throw (video)

This clip looks at the shoulder throw found in Pinan / Heian Godan, the following shoulder lock, and a variation on the throw. It was filmed in the dojo yesterday.

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Jion Bunkai in Stuttgart (video)

This is a piece of footage of taken at a seminar in Stuttgart, Germany on the 18th of June 2011. On the day we looked at bunkai for Jion kata and this clip shows an application for the sequence in the Shotokan version involving the age-ukes, two gaku-zukis, and one oi-zuki.

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Pad Drill: Palm-heel, Slap, Hammer-Fist (video)

Hi All,

A simple drill filmed at the end of training last week. This one involves a palm-heel, a slap and a hammer-fist (all generally under practised techniques) in a short sequence that utilises forward drive, rotation and dropping. We hope you find it useful!

All the best,

Iain

PS If you’d prefer to watch it on YouTube please click HERE

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Pad Drill: React, Regain & Impact (video)

Hi All,

Here is a quick pad work drill we filmed at the end of training last week. It a simple one that involves reacting, regaining the initiative, hitting while the enemy drops forward, and a low hook to the head to finish. We hope you enjoy working with it!

All the best,

Iain

PS If you'd prefer to watch the video on YouTube please click HERE

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"Modern Iai" / Punching from Chair (video)

At this class we had been practising “restricted punching” from sitting, kneeling and lying positions. It is quite common in traditional Japanese arts for people to practise techniques from kneeling and other culturally appropriate positions.

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