Last weekend, I was invited to teach a seminar down south in Reading UK. We covered lots of subjects over the course of the day, but here's a few minutes of video footage from the event, where I'm providing some advice on close-range power generation and specifically, the use of 'whipping' energy in Tetsui-Uchi that's often seen to be a trademark of Shuri-based karate systems.
In the video, I discuss and demonstrate the requirement to sequence the joints so that energy may perpetuate from the floor, up through the body and out of the striking limb. I also emphasise the need to utilise gravity by being in control over your state of balance. All of these principles can be found in most (if not all) traditional karate techniques.
The underlying message of the session was to show how the three components of traditional karate (kata, bunkai ohyo and hojo undo) may be integrated together, so that solo repetition on the dojo floor is always a productive effort!
Many thanks to everyone who attended the seminar, my closed dojo students John and Martin for their assistance and to Luke and Kyn, who very kindly hosted the event.
Anyway...hope you enjoy!
Chris Denwood has been studying martial arts since childhood and specialises in the practical application of karate's traditional principles for civilian self-defence, personal development, life integration and discovery.