This week's Waza Wednesday looks at the "reinforced block" and rolling elbow of Naihanchi Nidan, and how to apply it as a joint lock from a clinching situation. Of course, there are many ways to get to this lock, and many variations of this lock. Additionally, there are many transitions between this lock and others, as well as a variety of limb control and striking methods.
We are thrilled to share this video, which is a special presentation of our intrepretations of techniques found in the Bubishi--the "Bible of Karate"--as well as connections to kata movements and comparisons with a variety of other martial arts. We are also honored to have an introduction from Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi, Kudan, who wrote the English version of the Bubishi that most karateka refer to, today!
I am part of a FB fitness group and, for my part, I try to share clips to give everyone ideas of material from our martial arts class. I was looking for an example of pummeling for wrestling and found this gem: Naihanchi/Tekki make the subtle rounds in the new US military combatives program!