I felt bad for picking on the yellow belt but he was the biggest one in class tonight.
Hey! He knew all bets were off once he got on the mat.
Seriously though, nice and direct!
I really like this one and the initial strike and neck hold is a great lead on from some of the bunkai i see in the intial move of Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan, (the jodan-uke with the vertical driving punch/block - This impact on the jaw gives the mental disconnect allowing the rest of the technique to be delivered on target). It's almost as if these katas build on each other- who knew!..(00). Thank you for another terrific insight.
Very tidy and quite interesting.
Aside from the Bunkai, it's interesting that there's another variation on footwork. I personally have studied Pinan in which it's a half-circle step and Heian in which it's a crescent kick.
Yes I've seen the stepping variations of which you speak. And certainly and inward cresent kick/step in this case would be quite effective in disrupting the lower extremities.
Thanks for watching
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