Variations on a Bubishi Takedown (video)

In this video we look at some variations of the bubishi technique called, “like an imp helping someone remove their shoes”. The first variation we look at is one to help us regain our feet should a criminal knock us to our knees in a self-protection situation. It is a technique of last resort to be used from a position of huge disadvantage.

The other variation is for fighting. It would be unsuitable for self-defence because it sees us deliberately seek the ground which would leave us incredibly vulnerable third parties. It can however be very useful in one-on-one consensual fights.

Both methods are useful in the right circumstances. As always, it is a matter of matching the methodology to the objective.

All the best,

Iain

PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Karate Takedown Variations (self-defence and fighting)