A short clip of a drill I taught yesterday in the "warm up" section ready for the Mittmaster seminar. The initial punch is used as a pre-emptive motion and should that fail to finish the confrontation in this drill we gave the pad holder four options.
1) Pad holder covers the pad (indicates a cover of their head once the shot has been delivered) we then used the Hiki-Te "pulling hand" common to karate to remove this obstruction to clear a line for the shot.
2) Pad holder "hangs" an arm in front giving an obstruction. We used the Shuto Uke "Knife hand receipt" here to clear the arm and hit back to the pad.
3) Pad holder responds with an attack of their own. Striker parries this attack but hits simultaneously with the other hand (as in motions 2 or 5 in Pinan Shodan / Heian Nidan). The obstruction is then thrown away to clear the line for our strikes.
4) Pad holder charges in. As the pad holder shoots in we use the final motion from Seisan kata as we drop back and down and jam the pad holders Shoulders. As the head is down we follow with two knees and an over hand punch.