Pinan Yondan contains Advanced Meotode and Irimi

pinan yondan is all about meotode, irimi and nagasu

Pinan Yondan is the fourth Kata from the series. According to Kazumasa Yokoyama sensei, Pinan Yondan is an advanced version of Pinan Shodan. I have heard on many occasions from different instructors that apparently Ohtsuka sensei would always ask a student to show Pinan Yondan during a grading.

Pinan Yondan, the fourth Kata from the series of five emphasises Meotode, Nagasu and Irimi. Kake uke is in Pinan Yondan, as opposed to Kake uke from Chinto, Jitte and for example Niseishi executed as Morote Uke in a somewhat forward movement. Especially the second Kake Uke involves forward movements, which is called Nusumi ashi, meaning to steal the distance.

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centre line control in pinan yondan

do THIS when you do the first movements of pinan yondan

Execute Jodan Haishu Uke to the left and right. Follow with Morote Uke and step through into Hanmi Neko Ashi Dachi as you execute Jodan Soto Uke while placing the left fist in front of the chest.

application of haishu uke

Body drops. Arms rise. What can you do?

key points of yokogeri and empi

here's why and how to perform yokogeri

It can be argued that "originally" there was no talk or specific instruction that it should be Yokogeri. However, if a certain method is better than the other... what should be the obvious choice? Now I don't know who or when it was decided to officially call it Yokogeri AND to place emphasis on it — but I do know WHY it's better and WHAT you should focus on to create higher quality movement. 

The skill you develop is EXACTLY the same as in Naihanchi.

Hirate Uke to Uraken contains two key elements

This is Kirimodoshi

After Maegeri, there are two main points of focus: hip movement and dynamics of the elbow. In this video I zoom in on the movement of the hip called Kirimodoshi.

Dynamics of the elbow and Yosei Ashi Dachi

Second is the dynamic of the elbow, which is quite sophisticated in Pinan Yondan. Subtle maybe a better word. Here's what to note when you perform Tate Uraken.

applications of hirate uke

Hirate Uke from Pinan Yondan and Kushanku can be used more or less directly in combat. It's proven effective against a front kick as well as stabs. Here's an application that closely resembles the Kata.

Hirate Uke
Gedan Mawashigeri

Hirate uke ohyo

taisabaki ohyo

Hirate Uke is an excellent example of how to practise Taisabaki in Kata. It's the reason why we use a wide stance AND why it's a side way movement. This footage is from summercamp 2010? where I demonstrate many different ways to use and practise different applications.

jodan soto uke and uraken otoshi uke

The Digi Dojo - Pinan Yondan - Otoshi Uraken Jodan Soto Uke

morote uke ohyo

Pinan yondan hiza geri to kake uke

Know when to use a neutral speed

Is it fast or slow? Hard or soft? It's often difficult to tell and even if you pick one way... is that the best way? The principle is about acceleration which I will show and explain you in the video.

kake uke ohyo

Do's and Don'ts of Kake Uke

In this video I'm addressing more than the pace and give you an example of how NOT to do it. If you use that way which may look faster... you actually get less power. It's a demo when you are not following the principle.

ippon kumite 9 kake uke henka waza

Kake Uke is a type of Soto Uke that is designed to control the opponent. This Henka Waza shows you a specific way of utilising Kake Uke to your advantage.

pinan yondan kake uke with nusumi ashi

Kake Uke with Nusumi Ashi

what is the meaning of touching with the heel first?

pinan yondan instructional videos





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