On Sunday the 1st of August 2021 I will be teaching a kata bunkai / practical karate seminar in Maldon, Essex! At this seminar, I will be covering practical bunkai and drills for Kanku-Dai / Kushanku. We will cover how all these methods can be applied in modern-day self-defence and the associated training drills. The kata is a record of the combative techniques and concepts formulated by a Chinese martial artist who went by the name of Kushanku. Kushanku can also be pronounced “Kosokun”, and the kata was renamed as “Kanku-Dai” in Shotokan karate. Kushanku is said to have come from China to Okinawa in the 1750s with other military personal at the request of Okinawa’s king. While in Okinawa, Kushanku taught Tode Sakugawa, who in turn created the kata to record Kushanku’s methodology. The seminar will run from 11:00 to 15:00 and will take place at Blackwater Leisure Center, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5UR. The cost will be £30. Please contact Lee Mullan via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07720 258658 for further details.