Karate Pellet Drums

The Japanese drum group Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko uses choreography that incorporates elements of Karate with drumming. Watch the Youtube video below to learn how they’ve modernized this traditional 15th century form for audiences of today.

Here is the Japanese Pellet Drum from the movie The Karate Kid Part II. It is known as a den-den daiko. Both courtesy of Wikipedia.

Karate Kid Part-II

Here’s a great Youtube video demonstration courtesy of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra SCO, of how to play pellet drums. Don’t miss the wave of rainstorm-like sounds at the very end of this demo. Very cool!