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Pinan Shodan moves 26-28 application one
Age-uke section of the kata. There are a number of differences between "styles" in this section, primarily due to the different angles of attack. Shorin-ryu variant the gedan-barai and age-uke are at 90° to the opponent, Shotokan the gedan-barai is usually at 90° and the age-uke at 45°, Wado-ryu and Shito-ryu both gedan-barai and age-uke are performed at 45°. This would seem to be to target more to the front of the opponent rather than the side. i.e. make it easier to hit his neck.
- Opponent holds your right forearm with his left hand.
- Pull hikite with your right arm towards your right hip.
- Move round to the left of the opponent and strike down at his left elbow with the gedan barai, this will cause it to bend and fold.
- This also causes the opponent to bend over to the left.
- Stepping forward in zenkutsu-dachi places your leg to your right side of the opponent.
- The left hand movement of the age-uke frees your right arm of the grip of the opponent and pulls hikite towards your left hip.
- The rising movement of the right arm in the age-uke strikes the opponent round the neck area, aiming approximately at the carotid artery.
- After hitting him, grip the opponent's hair or collar with the right hand.
- Rotate to the right pulling the opponent over approximately backwards.
- He should end up on his back at your feet.