The following Matsumura Shorin Ryu Videos are now available
on DVD or Instant Digital Download
MATSUMURA AND TOMARI ROHAI
This studio quality video instructs in both versions of the classic Shorin Ryu Kata ROHAI "White Crane Standing on a Rock". This is the highest kata in the Matsumura System. In addition to presenting the well known Matsumura Rohai version of the form - this video also details the very rare alternate version that came from Tomari Village.
This is the first time that Tomari Rohai will be available to the public on an instructional video.
In addition to presenting both front and reverse angles of the form, each will also be shown in a narration version; wherein each individual movement will be demonstrated and explained in detail.
The video will also demonstrate some of the Bunkai - practical self applications of these very high level kata.
Available at a special introductory price for a limited time only, in both DVD format and Immediate Download.
DVD: $24.95 SALE PRICE: $19.95
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Complete Matsumura Shorin Ryu Kata DVD
This DVD reviews all of the katain the Okinawan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin Ryu Karate System. While this video is not intended to teach you the forms, it is a great reference guide for all the traditional kata of the system, performed in their original style.
All kata are performed twice: first VERY SLOWLY from the front angle, so that all of the details of each movement can be observed. Each is then demonstrated at regular training speed to get a sense of the flow and rhythm. The following kata are demonstrated on this video:
- Naihanchi Shodan
- Naihanchi Nidan
- Naihanchi Sandan
- Pinan Shodan
- Pinan Nidan
- Pinan Yondan
- Pasia Sho
- Pasai Dai
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The following individual kata set videos are available for purchase. These DVDs are all studio quality and very easy to follow. You can actually learn the techniques and kata from the videos. All forms are shown from Three Modes: Regular Speed, Narration Speed (where each movement is explained in detail), and Reverse Angle to allow the student to practice right along with the DVD. Practical applications (Bunkai) are also demonstrated.
Due to piracy concerns, we are unable to allow for returns and refunds on any DVDs. Save on shipping by purchasing the digital downloads!
Note: Volumes 1-5 are included in the Home Study Course but may also be purchased individually as listed below
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Volume I - Basic Techniques, Kihon Kata 1-6, Fukyu Kata 1 & 2
This video provides great instruction for the beginning student. It teaches 50 basics (stances, blocks, punches, kicks, and strikes) that are the foundation of the art. It also includes 6 simple Kihon (fundamental) Kata, as well as the first two formal kata of the system.
Volume II - Advanced Techniques, Naihanchi Katas 1-3
This video teaches the 50 Advanced Techniques (stances, blocks, punches, kicks, and strikes.) It also provides detailed instruction in the three Naihanchi Kata, including grappling applications and practical self-defense techniques.
Volume III - Matsumura Pinan Katas 1, 2 and 4
This video provides detailed insight into the powerful Pinan Kata as taught in their original forms. It includes many intermediate pressure point, grappling, and throwing applications hidden in these important kata.
Volume IV - Wansu Kata, Ananku Kata
These two kata are present in many Shorin-Ryu systems. The versions presented on this video are taught in the original form as they were brought from Taiwan to Okinawa by Choto Kyan. Many close in fighting applications are also demonstrated.
Volume V - Practical Self Defense Techniques
This volume covers the 40 combat self defense techniques derived from the Shorin Ryu Kata. Detailed step by step, both with and without an opponent. This is a vital training video to show how the kata movements are applied in reality self defense situations.
Pasai Sho and Pasai Dai Kata
This video provides instruction into the two "Penetrating the Fortress Kata of classical Okinawan Matsumura Shorin Ryu. Both of these forms are very powerful and develop speed and agility. The two kata are broken down step by step and several Bunkai - practical self defense applications - are demonstrated in details for the movements in each form.
(For students on the Home Study Shorin Ryu Course, these kata are required for second degree black belt.)
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