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Pinan Shodan Solo Pad Drill 5

A video demonstrating a solo pad drill for practicing a clinch fighting application for the final sequence in Pinan Shodan or Heian Nidan. 

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Pinan Shodan Solo Pad Drill 4

A video demonstrating a solo pad drill for a clinch fighting throwing application of the reinforced chest block and pivot into low block sequence in Pinan Shodan or Heian Nidan. 

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Pinan Shodan Solo Pad Drill 3

A video demonstrating a solo pad training drill for the four shuto uke techniques at an angle followed by the reverse chest block in hook stance, front kick, and reverse punch in Pinan Shodan or Heian Nidan. 

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Pinan Shodan Solo Pad Drill 2

This video demonstrates a solo pad drill for practicing a bunkai application for the shuto uke, nukite, and pivot sequence in Pinan Shodan/Heian Nidan. The shuto uke is used to clear limbs and strike the neck. The shuto uke is used as a palm heal strike to the face, setting up a throw, which is

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Pinan Shodan Solo Pad Drill 1

This video explores a flinch-response application for the opening moves of Pinan Shodan/Heian Nidan and demonstrates how this bunkai application can be practiced in a simple solo training pad drill.

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Fukyugata Ni Solo Pad Drill 3

The last main sequence of Fukyugata Ni or Gekisai Ichi involves a double punch or a U-punch technique. This movement can be applied as a defense against a cross wrist grab. Just you can pre-empt a self-defense strike by grabbing the enemies lead wrist, pull down the arm, and strike the head, your enemy can

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Fukyugata Ni Solo Pad Drill 2

In this second solo pad drill for Fukyugata Ni or Gekisai Ichi, we are examining a practical solo pad drill for the middle section of the kata. We can apply these movements and techniques in a clinch-fighting scenario as an effective way to fight in the clinch and to escape safely.

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Fukyugata Ni Pad Drill 1

Explanation and demonstration of a solo pad drill practicing a practical application of the opening sequence of fukyugata ni or gekisai ichi. In this application, we are looking at the opening moves as a way to deal with a sucker punch or if the fight has gotten away from you. Key principles explored are the flinch

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Tandoku Kata

Performance of Tandoku Kata created by Iain Abernethy. During the transition and at the end, I added movements to emphasize looking around defensively and escaping, returning to the starting point of the kata. This kata utilizes the target mitt to practice a collection of practical self-defense techniques involving various scenarios and anticipating different reactions from the

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Fukyugata Ich Solo Pad Drill 6

In this last video exploring solo pad training drills for Fukyugata Ich, we examine the closing high punch, low block, high punch sequence in the kata. There are a variety of applications for this sequence, but in this video, we discuss an application for dealing with a sucker punch or if the confrontation has gotten

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