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Heian/Pinan Yondan: Knee strike and take-down from a Thai Clinch
Marc's picture

Exactly! Clear and simple.

As an entry to the clinch we could use the double spear hand thrust (at 0:20 in the video) as a slap on the ears or a stab into the throat or some painful/annoying poke in the face.

Take care,


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We teach the same application, although since we turn into neko-ashi-dachi, we sometimes include a foot sweep on the turn, and because of the shuto-uke execution, we sometimes use a neck-twisting takedown similar to Emperor Holds a Giant Egg from the Bubishi