I'm continuing to work kihon combination drills with my students. Here is another one for jodan uke or high block.
In this video, we explore how it can be used as a wrist release application. When pressure testing techniques, we discover that certain movements and applications may not work in practice as nicely as we think they would work in theory. When an enemy has grabbed some part of your body, it can be difficult to get him to release. Of course, you don’t want the enemy to grab you, but in close combat, it often happens. In this drill, we use the nukite (spear hand) as a palm-heel strike or eye poke to create distance, soften the enemy up, and straighten his grabbing arm. Such a preliminary move is often crucial for the success of the other applications. Often, an initial strike augments the effectiveness of more complex moves, like arm bars or throws. The rest of the drill demonstrates how to use arm-bar applications (high block and low block) to control the upper body so as to reposition the head and to create an open target.
The kihon combination for this drill: nukite strike, high block, low block, double punch.