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    Default Kata: Pinan Sandan

    One of my students asked to film this kata last night. It's just a quick and dirty explanation of the movement/footwork sequences. Probably only interesting to Karate people but thought I'd share.

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    I think I prefer the Pinan Coupe
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    Interesting. In Goju and Kyokushin, the last part (hands on belt...) we do either a crescent kick or a front kick for each step. The "trap" after the spear hand makes great sense as I learned it was a counter to the wrist grabbing crowd.
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    Great explanation and execution.
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    Ours (Matsamura Orthodox) is a little different, but recognizably the same kata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    Interesting. In Goju and Kyokushin, the last part (hands on belt...) we do either a crescent kick or a front kick for each step. The "trap" after the spear hand makes great sense as I learned it was a counter to the wrist grabbing crowd.
    My understanding is that the kicks were a later addition. Nothing wrong with the kicks, they just give you different applications. But it changes the emphasis to the kick versus emphasis on the footwork. Different emphasis, not necessarily better or worse.

    But I do believe the kick wasn’t there when Itosu crafted the Pinan kata. Naihanchi is the same...no kick in the older version but the creacent kick is their in modern versions.
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    Too bad most of those guys didn't write.
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