Koryu uchindai - Volume 4: Open Seminar in Gold Coast Australia

2 Person Drills and Self defence Applications


This informal video presentation highlights the September 2001 open seminar on Australia’s Central Coast at Tumi Umbi.

This seminar-style presentation kicks off with a 45-minute commentary on technical theories, application practices and the historical premise of kata, by Patrick McCarthy. His popular two-person stretching drills that run for about ten minutes follow the commentary.


The main body of the tape is dedicated to a series of unique and hands-on application practices, explanations and demonstrations linked to traditional kata such as Gojushiho, the Pinan kata, Naihanchi, Bassai and Kusanku. The rest of this informal video presentation covers a seven-part two-person flow-drill that links shoving, backhanding, straight punching, hook punching, downward striking, upper-cut punching and elbowing together into a single practice.


Packed with educational value, this informal presentation is not a step-by-step “how-to” instructional video, but rather, made for those who participated in the seminar for the purpose of reviewing what they had already learned. Shot with a professional digital camera and easy to follow, this informal seminar-style video presentation is not made with the same quality, as is an in-studio post-produced production. However, its low price also reflects this element, too. At just $40.00 it is well valued, and bursting with important learning, especially for application-based karate learners.



Running time is about an hour and a half.

Ideal for beginner to advanced practitioner.

2 person drills and self defence practises