Bunkai: Pinan Shodan Nekko-Kosa dachi

From the third shuto following the kiai in Pinan Shodan – in this version we show a striking-only bunkai interpretation. 

There are other interpretations that we will show in other videos that include grappling and a leg trap and displacement technique.

In this version, we defend against a double punch to the center of the body, using the quick reversal principle. (Read \”Too Fast To See\” for more on this.)

We deflect and reroute the first incoming punch with the left arm, using the side step in nekko ashi to rotate the body, avoid the punch and power the deflection;

We deflect and reroute the second punch with the right arm crossing the body, using the rotation into kosa dachi to power the deflection of the incoming punch and vacate the line of the opponent’s attack;

We counter with a back fist to the jaw, mandibular angle or mental nerve of the opponent and then use the kick or knee to the groin of the opponent, depending on his stance and distance,

And follow up with a reverse punch to the center as a finishing technique for this sequence.

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