In this video, we examine four possible ways to apply the basic shuto uke technique:
1) Clearing limbs to strike the head
2) Flinch response and counter
3) Defense against high wrist grab and counter
4) Defense against an attempted lapel grab or someone reaching in to grab or clinch up
Toward the end of the video, there is some footage of beginner students in my physical education karate class practicing some of the techniques on kicking shields and target pads. As much as possible, I try to engage various elements of the training matrix, as Iain has so clearly and passionately described elsewhere. This week and next week (the last week of the semester, sadly), we will engage some live practice. I'm creating various scenarios that will allow students to practice several applications from Pinan Shodan/Heian Nidan that we have explored these past 15 weeks. Should be fun!