Pinan Nidan High Block Wrist Release

May 3, 2019

After the opening sequence of Pinan Nidan/Heian Shodan, there are three high blocks in a linear progression. This video explores a possible application for that sequence: a high wrist release in a clinch scenario. This part of the kata does not use angles to teach us that sometimes, like in a clinch scenario, we cannot use angles to our combative advantage. One strategy in such a situation is to charge forward with powerful techniques to disable your enemy. This drill works one possible set of techniques to deal with this kind of clinch scenario in which our lateral mobility is limited.

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