I am currently looking for a convincing bunkai for the final part of the Shitoryu version of Pinan Nidan. Here is a video of the kata for those unfamiliar:
I am referring to the part on 0:36-0:44 (the angled Shuto Gedans in Shiko Dachi after the 3 Oi Tsukis).
I liked Iain's take on the Shotokan version a lot:
(i.e. being a counter to the armbar applied previously in the kata on 0:24-0:29). Iain also mentions that he has a take on the other styles' version (4:04-4:32 in Iain's video). Unfortunately, it is not covered in this particular video.
Even if I can figure out how a single Shuto Gedan might work (if Tori was able to pull Uke so that his head would be lower), I find it a bit awkward and also hard to fit the following second Shuto Gedan while stepping forward.
Any ideas regarding how this might work? Perhaps a different idea altogether?
Any insight would be helpful.