Kata (form) – Karate shadow boxing. The mention of Kata evokes all sorts of emotions in people. From passion to laughter everyone has an opinion ranging from a functional self defence training tool to merely a comical dance performed by kids in pyjamas. Unfortunately over the years […]
Hi all On one of my videos someone posted this comment, “Can anyone post applications where it is not someone grabbing the wrist..this is a very clear and well executed video… I have never known someone to grab the wrist …but as I say excellent and clear thanks […]
In Kyokushin version of Kanku Dai there is sequence of (depending on organisation) six or seven jumps in morote ashi with double shuto gedan uchi. This short clip shows my approach to this sequence and options available to explore.
A few years back I was wondering how I could reach a wider range of students and provide classes based on Karate for their benefit. My idea was to create an inclusive club where everyone can participate and find something for themselves regardless of their status, ability or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]