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Bunkai For Kihon Kata (Il Jang, Chon Ji, Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu)

Here we take a look at the opening sequence of the most basic kata of all, Kihon Kata (TKD/TSD: Il Jang, Chon Ji, Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu).  Normally explained as turn to your left and block a front kick … Continue reading

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Bassai Dai (Passai): Grappling Kata?

A look at the origins of the kata Bassai Dai (Passai) and what the intentions of its author? Continue reading

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Bunkai From Shotokan Karate Kata: Jitte (TSD: Sip Soo)

Sensei Paul Mitchell, 4th Dan Shotokan Karate is acknowledged expert in kata bunkai (applications). Here he can be seen on a course teaching bunkai to kata Jitte Continue reading

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Fighting Dirty With Karate/TKD/TSD’s Most Commonly Used Technique

The most commonly used technique in Karate, Tae Kwon D0, Tang Soo Do and many styles of Kung Fu, is Hikite. This is the pulling of a hand back to the hip whilst striking or blocking with the other. This pulling hand can be used as a vicious technique in its own right.
Find out some applications for it. Continue reading

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