I am struggling to find an application for the 3 consecutive morote-ude-uke techniques in Heian/Pinan Yondan.
I know there are many good applications out there for morote-ude-uke but my question is specifically about the sequence of 3. I follow the idea that the sequence of 3 represents the 2 transitions: Left to right, and right to left.
That means that the we are actually looking for an application of one morote-ude-uke followed by stepping forward into a second morote-ude-uke. Now that could be because the application requires both or that the second one is a fail-safe for the most likely way in which the first one might fail.
In the version I practice (Shotokan) the morote-ude-uke are executed at chudan level and in kokutsu-dachi, and the steps are straight forward (not at an angle).
I would love my application to follow as many bunkai "rules" as possible. Here are some that spring to mind:
a) The angle is important (here: straight forward from first to second).
b) Both hands are working.
c) The stance shows how to manipulate the mutual center of gravity (here: pull in).
d) The action happens halfway through (here: between throwing both arms out to one side, then bringing them back in with on hand touching the elbow of the other), in front of our body where we are strongest.
e) A sequence of 3 of the same technique means there are 2 transitions (L to R and R to L).
f) We are keeping the enemy in front of us (i.e. the belly buttons always "looks" at the opponent).
If you have more "rules" that help you in coming up with a plausible bunkai, please provide those "rules" as well.
I have found good applications for most of the other moves of the Pinan/Heian series, including the single morote-ude-uke. But so far I could not find anything convincing for the 2 transitions in Yondan.
Thanks and take care