It's relatively easy to kick someone once you have the right grip, I see it being more difficult getting into the position where you can grab and kick. In particular I'm looking at the movements just before the attached kicking we see in Jion at the start.
From the very start through to what seems like two grab, kick to the knees and then punch in different direction. What I'm interested in in particular is the movement with the arms backwards from the start (lower block/inside block), similar to the movements we can see in Heian Sandan. I'm assuming the start through to the attached kicking are a relelated movement, anyone got any explanations for it ?
In a broader sense I'm trying to come up with some drills from common attacks into attached kicking, and analysing how the the same movements are interpreted in various other Kata slightly differently. ie Jion aspects can be seen in Heian Sandan/Heian Yondan, there's other attached kicking in Heian Nidan (shotokan), Bassi Dai, Kanku Dai, Empi etc etc. and I don;t see much written down about it. Maybe something for me to go away with and present a youtube video to the forum !