How Kata can enhance Kumite by Grandmaster Dan Anderson, 10th Dan Karate
In September 2019 GM Dan Anderson taught a Karate seminar in Paderborn and an Arnis seminar in Dortmund.
The topics of the Karate seminar were “How Kata training can enhance the Kumite”, functional Bunkai of selected techniques as well as Dan Andersons Sparring/Kumite methods.
Grandmaster Dan Anderson, one of the most popular and most influential Karate GMs in the USA demonstrates in this video, how Kata can influence Kumite, to make it better.
Kata and Kumite usually stand on opposite ends. “Super Dan Anderson” looked underneath the surface of Kata to explore, how it can benefit Kumite or sparring. And he found lots. Be surprised, by the connection of Kata and Kumite and how it can also enhance YOUR fighting.
This video has chapters.
Here is an explanation how they work and how they can be used: chapters in download videos
Content of the video:
00:34 Introdcution by GM Dan Anderson
06:19 2 mistakes
06:38 The arm goes down
09:24 Change of the position
10:13 Opponent moves forward
10:55 What moves first?
14:37 Hidden error
18:36 Seeing the beginning of the movement
20:42 Sparring – Fighting
34:55 Breaking the rythm
36:59 Hide the beginning of the movement
39:09 Smooth movement
Not only quick demos on Youtube. Lots of them there. But here you find detailled instruction with “What, why and how”. With many details, that get lost on pure demos
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About the author:
Grandmaster Dan Anderson
is Director and Chief Instructor of Dan Anderson Karate and has the 8th Dan MA80, the 9th Dan Karate and the 6th Dan (Senior Master) in Modern Arnis.
He was a 4-time national US champion in karate and has won over 70 Grand Championship Titlel. He is the founder of American Freestyle Karate, an American martial art and the author of the bestseller “American Freestyle Karate: A Guide To Sparring”, which has been on the market for over 30 years and is reprinted over and over again.
He was honored as the ‘Living Legend of Karate’. A life-work tribute honoring him as one of the 50 most influential martial artists in the 40-year history of competitive karate in the US. In 1980 he met Professor Presas and has been running Modern Arnis ever since.
Prof. Anderson’s school has been teaching martial arts in East County for over 25 years, making it the oldest karate school in the area.