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Les Bubka
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Pinan Sono San/ Sandan - Elbow sequence

Hi All,

Sixth clip of our Pinan seminar in Poland. We have focused on Pinan Sono San/ Sandan - Elbow sequence.

In this scenario we failed with our previous techniques and now we are in close distance facing opponent who is trying to control our neck.

We use the elbow to break the grip and enter to takedown.

Kind Regards


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Hi Les, very cool application!

Also, in the kata we have a triple sequence with this technique. My working hypothesis is that the triples within the Pinans actually represent the two transitions, one right-to-left and one left-to-right. And that the transitions are there to give us a failsafe option, using the same technique again with the other side if the first technique failed in an expected way.

That is exactly what you show in your video, and therefore I like it even more. :)

Thanks for sharing. Take care,


Iain Abernethy
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Love stuff in there Les! The initial strip is very sweet. Thanks for sharing!

All the best,


Les Bubka
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Thank you Marc and Iain