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Les Bubka
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Pinan Sandan - final sequence

On the last session we had been working on a technique from Pinan/Heian sandan final sequence ,

which includes a turn with a elbow followed stepping to the side with second elbow. Footage below.

Kind regards

Les

Iain Abernethy
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Oh, I like that one Les! Like your student, I liked the flow, but missed the connection on the first pass … on the second showing I was, “Yep, that is an exact match for the Kyokushin version!” Lovely used of the “sideways skip”! I believe some TSD folk do the kata the same way, so it’s a nice one for them too. Very good!

All the best,

Iain

Les Bubka
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Thanks Iain,

Yeah I hear that comment a lot, I don't know why. Maybe it's the way I show it or maybe I'm just too fast  :).

Iain Abernethy
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Hi Les,

Les Bubka wrote:
Yeah I hear that comment a lot, I don't know why. Maybe it's the way I show it or maybe I'm just too fast  :).

I don’t normally find that with your videos … I think that in this case it’s because it is a long flow with a lot going on, so I got distracted by the details. One the second view, I “zoomed out” and got it!

Very impressed with this one Les. That’s “side skip” is rarely attributed a meaningful function – even by bunkai based practitioners – but the double knee is a nice one, and the fact that fits beautifully into a wider flow is all the more impressive. As I say, I like all your stuff … but this one is particularly delightful :-)

Al the best,

Iain

Leigh Simms
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I really like the neck grip and spin you did Les! - I taught something similar at my last seminar with John Titchen (its covered in the first 10 seconds of the highlight video if you want to see my variation ;) ) - never "found" it in H/P Sandan though until I saw your video! 

Les Bubka
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Leigh your clip reminded me about that variation, so thank you for your clip. Looking forward to catching up soon my friend. Kind regards

Josh Pittman
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This is the most satisfying explanation for the chicken wing I've ever seen. Thanks, Les.

Les Bubka
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Thank you Josh Glad you liked it.