Bunkai: Pinan Sandan – Okinawan Sumo defense

Bunkai: Pinan Sandan – Okinawan Sumo defense

In Okinawan sumo, as in many grappling sports like wresting, judo and jujitsu, there are standard opening positions which are in contact with the opponent.

Okinawan sumo was popular when the Pinan katas were devised, as were other grappling arts. Karateka learn to defend against the methods of these arts.

People trained in these grappling arts may attempt to use this type of position to fight, especially after the first 20 seconds or so when many fighters start to clinch.

This interpretation shows a defense against this kind of grappling attack.

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