That's what I see in this:
I love seeing things like this and being able to tag/index it/whatever to kata movement.
Best to all-
Good and obviously effective move.
I can see the X-block / cup-and-saucer as well. We would find a similar combination (open handed) in Heian/Pinan Godan, although the hands are reversed compared to what is shown in the video.
Love to map stuff to kata moves. I call it "reverse bunkai".
Thanks for sharing.
That’s a nice find and it is reminiscent of many “jodan juji” motions in kata. I like it! As has been pointed out, the “other hand” is often on top in kata (Pinan Godan, Chinto etc) though.
My only question about it would be the initial hit may make the enemy flinch / move back; which could make the pulling forward of the shoulder difficult. Although it seems the other hand may augment that by pushing against the face such that the shoulder will naturally turn forward due to pressure on the neck? The limitations of “Sensei YouTube” :-) The guy demonstrating it makes it look very slick.
All the best,
Iain Abernethy wrote: My only question about it would be the initial hit may make the enemy flinch / move back; which could make the pulling forward of the shoulder difficult.
My guess would be that the left hand holding the attacker's head would reduce the flinch-back response, although if there were a significant flinch-back, that would present the opportunity for either a longer-range strike (kick?) or give enough room to escape. If the initial move stuns and disorients the attacker, that gives an advantage, too, in being able to move in faster on him than he can re-oreint himself and rebuff the second part.
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