Videos

Chest Block Kihon Drill 1

We are continuing our series of kihon application drills. This video explores an application for the chest block (chudan uke) that was inspired by Don Came, Chief Instructor of Kissaki-Kai UK. In this application, the chest block is used as a way to get to the outside and to control the attacker’s limb to set

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Fukyugata Ich Bunkai Sequence Drill

This bunkai sequence drill for Kata Fukyugata Ich teaches students the significance of preemptively striking the enemy when escape is impossible and deescalation has failed. A key combative principle is that when defending oneself with violence, one must take the attack to the enemy instead of remaining in a purely reactive posture. The drill teaches

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Jodan Uke Wrist Release Drill 1

It’s important to practice kihon combinations both individually (marching up and down the floor) for form, speed, and power as well as with partners to develop application skills. This video demonstrates a basic drill to apply the jodan uke (high block) and gedan uke as a defense against a high wrist grab.

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Practical Applications for Gedan Uke

This video reviews four possible applications for the gedan uke (low block) kihon technique. Remember that “uke” is not just a “block” but, rather, indicates a technique in which the opponent’s movement or force is “received.” This understanding of “uke” opens up the techniques to a variety of possible applications.

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Low Block Kihon Combination Pad Drill

This video demonstrates a pad drill for practicing practical applications for punching and low block kihon combinations. Our kihon combinations should make practical sense, and we should practice them in pad drills to develop speed, power, and accuracy.

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Fukyugata Ich Pad Drill 2 Hammer Fist

Using impact equipment allows us to practice our bunkai drills with speed and power without injuring our partner. This video demonstrates a pad drill for the second bunkai drill for Fukyugata Ich, ending with a downward hammer fist.

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Pinan Shodan Chest Block Front Kick Bunkai

The Pinan Katas provide many excellent self-defense techniques and fighting principles. The name┬áPinan, when considered from its Chinese language roots, means “to be safe,” or “to stay safe” or “to have peace and security.” Thus, we can see that Anko Itosu, who created and named these kata, intended them to teach practitioners how to keep

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Pinan Shodan Opening Moves Bunkai

The Pinan katas are fun and dynamic, and they offer a wealth of practical self-defense techniques. This video explores three possible applications for the opening movements of Pinan Shodan.

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Kihon Pad Drill: Head Butt, Knees, Elbows, Front Kick

Practicing kihon techniques in combination is vitally important to learn how to string practical techniques together in combative ways. It’s also important to practice the combinations in pad drills to work on power and focus. This video demonstrates a simple pad drill practicing head butt, knee strikes, elbow strikes, and front kick.

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Choke Defense on Ground Attacker on Top

Ground choke scenarios are horrific and deadly, and we should develop some basic ground fighting techniques to deal with such attacks effectively. This video demonstrates a strategy for dealing with a situation in which the attacker is choking you from on top.

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