It's been a while since I posted a video to my blog, so here's a 15 minute tutorial covering my Naihanchi Kata limb control drills!
Naihanchi (or Tekki) Kata is the core form for all Shuri-based karate styles, providing the essential framework for their functional combative strategies. My dojo syllabus has a number of limb control drills that come from the lessons given within the movements of Naihanchi Kata and the video below is a sample tutorial for one of these.
We filmed this 'off the cuff' in my garden dojo a few days ago during a private training session, with no additional lighting or microphones. Therefore, please excuse the quality of the video as you may need to turn the sound up a little.
These drills will also feature in Vol.2 of my book series on Naihanchi Kata, which is currently in progress. Plus, I will soon be recording a number of exclusive video tutorials (under more 'professional' conditions) to help supplement the book series and it is expected that these will be available as video downloads via the website store.
So, I hope you enjoy the video and I'll look to post some more stuff up again soon :-)
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.