The Pinan / Heian Series: The Complete Fighting System Vol. 2




This DVD series reveals, for the very first time, a unique set of two-person drills for the Pinan / Heian series that will enable karateka – of all styles and levels of experience – to return practical combat skills to the heart of kata training. The drills are logical and structured in a way that ensures the gap between solo kata and live combat is effectively bridged.

Volume 2 shows the two-person drills associated with the final two Pinan / Heian kata (Yodan and Godan). This DVD also shows a series of extra drills to demonstrate how the lessons taught by the entire kata series can be developed, varied and progressed. Viewers will see how these drills perfectly follow the kata sequences, with each drill building on the next, so that the practitioner becomes versed in a holistic set of combative methods. The drills in this volume form a “master class” on the principles and concepts introduced by the drills in the first volume. This DVD also includes demonstrations of the kata themselves and a discussion on the four stages of kata training.

Iain Abernethy is one of the world’s leading exponents of kata application and practical karate. He has been invited all over the globe to teach his approach and to help people return to the original combative nature of the traditional martial arts.

Note: In combination with Bunkai-Jutsu Volume 1 – which gives an overview of the various ways in which the motions of the Pinan / Heian series can be applied – the specific two man practise drills shown in this DVDs series will give the viewer everything they need to practise the wide variety of bunkai that these kata have to offer.


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