Taking a look at Heian Sandan, also known Pinan Sandan depending on which style. We look at at the elbow, backfist sequence in the second half of the kata, which is not as obvious as it might first seem to be.
A quick look at the opening sequence of Tekki/Naihanchi Shodan.
Sorry, there is some background noise going on, but I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
Haven’t done a bunkai video for a while, so here we are taking a look at the opening salutation from Kata Jion (same as Jiin and Jitte),and also quite similar to the salutation or Bassai Dai.
I have to apologise that the battery run out just before the end, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
A strike that is often not very well explained is the Ridge Hand Strike. The focus is usually on striking with the hand, making it of limited use under pressure as it requires quite a lot of accuracy and the small bones in the hand can be damaged if they strike the wrong target.
A simple modification to focus on striking with the forearm makes it more powerful, requires less accuracy (very useful under pressure), can be used at multiple ranges, reduces the chances of Continue reading “Practical Application For Haito Uchi: Ridge Hand Strike” »
This is a light hearted fun challenge from Jesse Enkamp to Iain Abernethy. The rules are that each of them chooses a movement from any Kata and the other one has to give a practical street application to that movement.
The judges . . . . . well anybody watching the video can put there vote in the comments section (in Youtube) below the video. Continue reading “The Bunkai Challenge: Iain Abernethy Vs Jesse Enkamp” »
2 of the Worlds very best masters of applied traditional martial arts.
About 3 hair follicles between them 🙂
Sensei John Johnston adaptive Karate and Sensei Iain Abernethy are coming together again for another joint seminar in Derby, UK. Continue reading “John Johnston & Iain Abernethy Applied Karate Joint Seminar Oct 2015” »
This was a great seminar hosted by 2 world class instructors, held on the 4th May 2013. Continue reading “Joint Applied Karate Seminar (John Johnston & Iain Abernethy)” »
I have recently been sent some excellent videos via Youtube on rules for interpreting bunkai (applications), examples of bunkai and training drills for Naihanchi Kata by Ryan Parker of Ryukyu Martial Arts, from his own Youtube Channel, The Contemplative2.
Note: Naihanchi Kata in Okinawan Karate is known as Tekki in some Japanese styles. Continue reading “Naihanchi (Tekki) Karate Kata Bunkai By Ryan Parker (Ryukyu Martial Arts)” »
This is something that has been discussed on my Facebook page before, but I wanted to go into more depth with it. Most traditional martial arts have been dumbed down. Karate applications (Kata bunkai) were dumbed down when the Okinawans decided to introduce it into their school system in the late nineteenth century. This dumbed down version was taught to the Japanese and from there to the Koreans. Continue reading “Kata Bunkai for Shorin Ryu Pinan Shodan (Heian Nidan)” »
Russ Martin, 5th Dan TKD is recognised within the Taekwondo Association of Great Britain as an expert on applied Taekwondo (the practical application of the basics and patterns). He should really be known further afield as he has a very extensive knowledge. Continue reading “Applied Taekwondo With Russ Martin (Applicable To Karateka Too)” »