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.
I haven’t covered much in the way of bunkai (applications) lately, so I thought I’d put in a few videos from Iain Abernethy, one of my favourite applied martial arts teachers. Although Iain is a primarily a Karateka, he has a following from many other systems, especially Taekwondo due to it’s Karate background. Continue reading “Practical Kata Bunkai By Iain Abernethy” »
To start up a blog like this, you can’t get more authoritative then Iain Abernethy. Iain specialises in grappling bunkai. Although he is primarily a Wado Ryu Karate stylist, he teaches in a way that it can translate to any style and he takes this into account when teaching.
Iain is a 5th Dan with both the British Combat Association (one of the world’s leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts) and Karate England (the official governing body for Karate in England). He is in demand all over the World and has a good reputation for being open, approachable and extremely informative.
Iain has written a number of books and DVDs on the subject of bunkai. In fact this blog takes its name from his book and DVD series entitled “Bunkai Jutsu”; which I can thoroughly recommend. Iain also regular writes articles for the top martial arts magazines.