New DVD by Lee Taylor – ‘Heian/Pinan Focus Mitt Drills’
‘The drills outlined on this DVD are designed to enhance your skill and understanding of the Heian Kata series, bridging the gap between solo practise of the forms to your bunkai drills and ultimately leading to kata based sparring allowing you to develop impact of the kata techniques in a safe way.
You can train these drills immediately as they were designed not to be long and complicated, they are also a stand-alone system of drills as knowledge of the Heian Kata is not essential.
The primary objective of these drills is to reinforce the underlying principle of angles that appear in the kata ensuring the practitioner learns to move to the angle shown in relation to the pad holder.’
To order your copy message Lee direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost £12.50 (contact Lee for shipping costs for your part of the world)
Running Time: 17 mins
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“Modern training equipment allows us to train in ways the past masters could not. In particular, focus mitts allow us to hit at angles and with a level of realism that traditional striking tools such as the Makiwara can’t match. In this DVD, Lee Taylor shows a number of focus mitt drills that allow us to practise close-range realistic bunkai complete with impact. These cleverly designed drills correspond to each of the five Pinan / Heian kata and will develop tactical positioning (use of the angles in kata), limb-control (use of hiki-te, muchimi, etc) and impact.
Combined with solo-kata, bunkai training and live practise, these pad drills “complete the circle” and show just how pragmatic the Pinan / Heian series can be. I’ve been asking Lee to make this DVD for a while because I know just how popular these innovative drills will be with students and instructors alike. The drills are explained in a very straightforward and easy to understand manner. They are great “plug and play” drills that are easy to adopt and will add value to your practise and teaching. Highly recommended!” – Iain Abernethy 6th Dan