The middle section of Fukyugata Ni offers effective in-close fighting tactics and techniques, using leg-level front kicks to disrupt the enemy's body position and posture to set up for various followup strikes, namely an elbow and backfist combination. The kata also recognizes the challenge of being on the inside with the enemy, such that both of you are on each other's center line. The kata offers some strategies for moving to the outside, putting you in a stronger position relative to the enemy. We also discuss some basic principles of takedowns that are presented in the kata, and we explore some advantages and disadvantages of using choking techniques in a self-defense context.
These drills were a bit tough for beginners, but overall, they did a good job.