Tag: kata

Interview with John Titchen Sensei

John Titchen is one of those teachers that impresses with his methodical approach to every aspect of martial arts. It doesn’t matter if its Karate or self defence, his program is very detailed, with every possibility covered. John is a world renowned author of books covering both Karate […]

Bassai Dai – Sukui Uke

Short clip on application of Sukui uke (scooping block) as a takedown or a throw. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LES BUBKA IS AN EXPERIENCED MARTIAL ARTIST, PERSONAL TRAINER AND THERAPIST WHO SPECIALISES IN POSTURE, MOBILITY AND KARATE.  LES WORKS WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF CLIENTS INCLUDING MARTIAL ARTISTS AND […]

I Challenge You Sir!

At my last seminar I was challenged.  “Sir your stuff doesn’t work! I challenge you to a fight to the death. The winner takes over your school and your students!” No not really, but it sounds great though doesn’t it? Straight from one of those Chinese Kung Fu […]

From Kata to Fighting

  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 […]

Kanku Dai – Elbow Sequence

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 […]

Kanku Dai – Body Drop

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  

Pinan Sono Ni -Shuto Uke

Second clip from our Pinan Sono Ni/ Heian Nidan / Pinan Shodan flow drill. This clip focuses on the usage of Shuto Uke as a take down and obstruction clearing method. To learn and practice this application please seek instruction under the supervision of a qualified Sensei. Thanks […]