Short footage from one of our bunkai (application) sessions. I have to say a big thanks to Martin who allowed me to perform all the punches and kicks on him! In this clip you can see one of our kihon kata (basic forms). As people will probably notice they are bit different from traditional katas. These forms were designed to be a bridge between traditional kata and modern shadow boxing. Most of the time these katas are performed with a partner. Our method of teaching forms is a bit different from other karate systems, we start with the applications and then we learn the form. Learning the kata in this way ensures that students know what the moves in the kata are for, which creates a deeper understanding of the kata.