Hopefully someone can help...I'm preparing a demonstration of Pinan Nidan drills based on Sensei Abernethy's work for the afore-mentioned kata. We are a school/organisation that practice what most of you would know as nidan but call it shodan (Pinan Ichi to be precise), ie with the three age-uke down the centre-line of the embusen...glad we got that done with.
Of particular interest is the fact that we seem to have drawn from Kyokushin with our Pinan kata and at the end of this is 4 shuto-mawashi uke (on the side and then at 45 degrees). The usual explanation for this is "scooping" or catching an incoming mae-geri, dragging it onwards to destroy uke's balance and then "throw" them away...i've never seen this done successfuly...in fact the best I've personally achieved is an ude-uke like parry resulting in uke dropping in front of you with their back to you, precipitating the choke or takedown. Not a bad result IMHO!
My problem with this however is that it doesnt seem a good match with the context of the bunkai thus far. ie up close and personal, big strong strikes/takedowns etc to re-establish control after initially clearing the arm(s). i cant help but feel there is wrist/armlocks leading to throws implied (like in sensei's Pinan videos) but its the big round circular movement that i cant seem to reconcile and my search so far has basically turned up diddly on alternative applications.
many thanks, regards, dave