Category Archives: Bunkai

Joint Applied Karate Seminar (John Johnston & Iain Abernethy)

I little while ago I attended this Joint Applied Karate seminar with 2 of the worlds best names in the business; John Johnston & Iain Abernethy. Here are some brief notes from that day. Continue reading

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Naihanchi (Tekki) Karate Kata Bunkai By Ryan Parker (Ryukyu Martial Arts)

3 excellent videos on rules for understanding bunkai (applications), demonstration of bunkai and flow drills from Naihanchi (Tekki) kata, from Ryukyu Martial Arts Continue reading

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Kata Bunkai for Shorin Ryu Pinan Shodan (Heian Nidan)

There is much study these days into the practical applications of kata bunkai (forms/patterns). Often it helps to look at older versions of your own style to see how they did things to help you work out whats been changed and why? Continue reading

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Applied Taekwondo With Russ Martin (Applicable To Karateka Too)

Applied Taekwondo by Russ Martin 5th Dan. Practical applications to basic movements and patterns (In Japanese: kata bunkai). Continue reading

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Kata Bunkai: Counter Arm Locking And Flow Drill

Counting/escaping from an arm bar using movements from the Heian/Pinan katas. Continue reading

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