Brett Jacobs

Assistant Chief Instructor

Currently a 5th Dan and Assistant Chief Instructor of NMA

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Merriott Social Club, 71 Lower St, Merriott TA16 5NP

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Understanding Itosu’s Pinan (Heian) Kata

A discussion of (my personal view of) the implications for bunkai from examination of available information (augmented by existing personal knowledge (see previous article: Anko Itosu and Pinan (Heian) kata):

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Anko Itosu and Pinan (Heian) kata

Between the firsts COVID lockdowns, on Sunday 26th August 2020, one day into my week-long Cornish holiday a comment, by Sensei Paul Hacker (my lead instructor since 1999 (sparked by our experiment to develop a Personal Training Tool ‘kata’, as part of my fith degree Go Dan Assessment)) led to a brief discussion amongst Paul, Steve and I over the bunkai of Pinan (Heian) Kata. The Pinan (Heian) kata formed my introduction to karate and I have been teaching them, and ideas about their application, for over 15 years.

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