Aidan Lok - 駱本山
Aidan Lok (駱本山) is a many time USA NKF and NASKA champion with well over 150 first place finishes at local, national and international tournaments. He fuses traditional, clean and powerful karate and kobujitsu basics with contemporary combined movement resulting in truly unique performances.
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The trailer below is for Aidan's first short film. The film was produced by Hammerstep and features Aidan's empty hand (traditional and CMX) martial arts.
The video below was taken at the opening of the 2014 Shotojuku Fall Intramural tournament. Aidan, at 8 years old, performs the karate kata Anan.
The demo reel below was made to coincide with the release of the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. In this video he wields the weapon used by a turtle while wearing a shirt matching the color of the turtle's headband. He is one of very few people in the world who can wield all four TMNT weapons using both traditional and creative techniques. He may be possibly the youngest who has ever done so at 8 years old. In addition to the double sword, double chux, bo and sai, Aidan is has also trained with the Okinawan tunfa, eku and Eskrima yantok.
An article about Aidan Lok's 2014 TMNT weapons demo was published on teenagemutantninjaturtles.com in July of 2014. Read it here.
This is a video taken at the 2014 AKA Open. In this video we see an 8 year old Aidan Lok performing the Goju-Ryu kata Suparimpei.
Here is an article written about Aidan from August of 2013 - Aidan Lok
The video below shows what Aidan Lok's traditional kata looked like when he was 7 years old. In this video he performs the Shotokan kata Kanku Sho at a competition. It was the first time he used that kata in competition and he won first place.
The demo reel below is a composite of Aidan Lok's karate-do and kobudo techniques when he was 7 years old.
Aidan Lok's blackbelt test at 8 years old. January, 2014.
Aidan competing as a 6 year old. He is performing the Yamanni-Ryu kata Sakagawa no kun. He is the youngest person to ever learn and use that kata in competition by a wide margin. At six years old he was undefeated in the advanced weapons division for 12 year old and under children in the 2012 competition season.