In this clip we are focusing on the opening sequence in Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai kata. This is the first and basic bunkai oyo for these sequence, we are looking on the inside entry. Meaning that opponents arms are on the outside of our body, we are trying to clear the path to place ourselves on the outside and take advantage. After initial movement partner managing to escape and continue attack. Other option for the same sequence is when we end up on the outside, I might record that in the future depending on interest.
On the 8th of June I had the pleasure of attending a seminar with Don Came Sensei and Iain Abernethy Sensei.
I had met Iain before so I kind of knew what to expect from his session and I was glad that at this event he would be teaching applications of Naihanchi. I was a bit anxious about Don though as I had never met him before and I don’t know much about Kissaki Kai Karate.
When I arrived I was greeted by Iain and Don and straight away felt very welcome, everyone was friendly.
We started with Naihanchi where Iain chose me as his uke. It was great for me as I like to feel the technique. I learn more by feeling than watching and so in this way I got some extra sensory information to add to my work on Naihanchi. As there was an odd number of participants Don decided to join in and partner with me. Actually, this is worth mentioning as it’s not often on seminars that teaching instructors jump in to do partner work. Both Iain and Don were kind enough to train with me, making this event one of the best seminars this year.
Don sensei was teaching applications of Rohai kata, which I don’t know and have never studied. They were very interesting applications and in some way familiar to me in terms of applying techniques. Don’s movements remind me of Artur’s (my teacher) approach which suited me and felt natural. I think because of this familiarity I really enjoyed exploring Rohai and I’m going to add it to my repertoire.
Overall I’m very happy that I decided to go for this seminar and I highly recommend that if you have the chance to train with either Don Came or Iain Abernethy that you go for it – you won’t regret it!
In this clip we are focusing on the elbow sequence in Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai kata. As we had few questions about our training methodology, this clip illustrates training progression and layers of technical development. One layer of pressure testing is missing, next step of pressure testing would be free sparring.
This week we looked at kata Kanku Dai in Kyokushin version, blow is a clip with application for a drop movement within this kata. In all versions there is similar movement and this application fit them well. Enjoy
Big part of my karate is teaching, I teach many different people. Some of them have disabilities, autism or not so young. In order to provide a quality sessions i have to adapt program to specific needs. Through the years of working with different charities I have developed my own specific way of modifying Karate. I’m happy that there is more recognition for my work and there is an interest in seminars with me.
For those who asked me about teaching more about Taiso project, I have planned for next year few seminars on the subject. Please have look below on sample clip of how I modify Kata . In this case both ladies have problems with balance making Seienchin Kata very difficult to perform standing.
Short clip of our Tegumi (grappling) based on techniques found in kata, from Pinan series to Seipai. Throws are not performed correctly due to lack of soft floor. If you like the clip please Like, Share and Subscribe.
To learn and practice this application please seek instruction under the supervision of a qualified Sensei.
Thanks for watching!
Kind regards, Les