Pinan Yondan / Heian Yondan

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Pinan Yondan[edit]

Pinan Yondan, the fourth of the Pinans. Much of the kata appears to be related to attacking the elbow joint.


# Image Description Kata applications
1
Pinan Yondan 1
  • Turn to the left into nekoashi-dachi or in the Heian variants kokutsu-dachi.
  • Beginning with both hands near the right hip, raise the right arm to head height with open hand and bent 90° elbow. In the Heian variant this is done slowly to indicate resistance.
  • The left arm is raised to shoulder height, also bent 90°. This is kaisho haiwan-uke.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 1-2

2
Pinan Yondan 2
  • Drop both hands quickly below shoulder height and simultaneously turn clockwise 180°. Different styles drop the hands different distances, some to the hip, some to just below shoulder height. The Heian variant goes to the hip.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 1-2

3
Pinan Yondan 3
  • Turn to the right into nekoashi-dachi or in the Heian variants kokutsu-dachi.
  • Beginning with both hands near the left hip, raise the left arm to head height with open hand and bent 90° elbow. In the heian variant this is done slowly to indicate resistance.
  • The right arm is raised to shoulder height, also bent 90°. This is kaisho haiwan-uke.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 3-4

4
Pinan Yondan 4
  • Turn 90° anti-clockwise to the front and drop both arms to the hips, bring the left towards the right side of the body.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 3-4

5
Pinan Yondan 5
  • Execute juji-uke strongly as stepping forwards into zenkutsu-dachi with the left foot forwards.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 5-6
Two.png Pinan Yondan application two for movements 5-6

6
Pinan Yondan 6
  • Execute morote-uke strongly with the right hand and foot forwards.
  • Simultaneously step forward into kokutsu-dachi (back stance).

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 5-6
Two.png Pinan Yondan application two for movements 5-6

7
Pinan Yondan 7
  • Bring your back leg up to your right into heisoku-dach.
  • Simultaneously bring your left hand across your body into koshi-kamae.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 7-9

8
Pinan Yondan 8
  • Turn 90° anti-clockwise and kick with mae-geri.
  • The Heian variants don't turn, and use yoko-geri instead.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 7-9

9
Pinan Yondan 9
  • Drop the kicking left leg down into zenkutsu.dachi and execute mawashi-empi-uchi with your right arm.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 7-9

10
Pinan Yondan 10
  • Bring your back leg up to your left into heisoku-dach.
  • Simultaneously bring your right hand across your body into koshi-kamae.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 10-12

11
Pinan Yondan 11
  • Turn 90° clockwise and kick with mae-geri.
  • The Heian variants don't turn, and use yoko-geri instead.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 10-12

12
Pinan Yondan 12
  • Drop the kicking left leg down into zenkutsu-dachi and execute mawashi-empi-uchi with your left arm.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 10-12

13
Pinan Yondan 13
  • Not shown in the images:
  • Turn 90° anti-clockwise into yoko-seishan-dachi.
  • [Heian version] As you turn execute a shuto gedan-barai with your left arm and a shuto age-uke with your right.
  • [Pinan version} use hidari-harai-te (left hand sweep) which is less obvious than the shuto-gedan-barai and shuto age-uke.
  • Shown in the images:
  • Follow the above immediately with :
  • [Pinan version] Left hand shuto age-uke and right hand teisho-uke or nagashi-uke at jodan level.
  • [Heian version] Left hand shuto age-uke and right hand jodan mawashi shuto-uchi.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 13-17

14
Pinan Yondan 14
  • Execute mae-geri to the front.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 13-17

15
Pinan Yondan 15
  • Execute otoshi-uraken-uchi with the right hand.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 13-17

16
Pinan Yondan 16
  • Continue the uraken-uchi with the right hand and pull the left hand to the hip with hikite.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 13-17

17
Pinan Yondan 17
  • [Pinan version] Turn anti-clockwise 225° into neko-ashi-dachi with left leg forward and execute uchi-ude-uke with the left arm.
  • [Heian version] Turn anti-clockwise 225° into kokutsu-dachi with left leg forward and execute double block with both left and right arms.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 13-17
One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 17-20

18
Pinan Yondan 18
  • Kick mae-geri with right leg.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 17-20

19
Pinan Yondan 19
  • Punch oi-tsuki with the right arm, and leg forward.
  • Pull the left arm to the hip with hikite.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 17-20

20
Pinan Yondan 20
  • Punch gyaku-tsuki with the left arm.
  • Pull the right arm to the hip with hikite.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 17-20

21
Pinan Yondan 21
  • [Pinan version] Turn clockwise 90° into neko-ashi-dachi with right leg forward and execute uchi-ude-uke with the right arm.
  • [Heian version] Turn clockwise 90° into kokutsu-dachi with right leg forward and execute double block with both left and right arms.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 21-24

22
Pinan Yondan 22
  • Kick mae-geri with left leg.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 21-24

23
Pinan Yondan 231
  • Punch oi-tsuki with the left arm, and leg forward.
  • Pull the right arm to the hip with hikite.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 21-24

24
Pinan Yondan 24
  • Punch gyaku-tsuki with the right arm.
  • Pull the left arm to the hip with hikite.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 21-24

25
Pinan Yondan 25
  • uchi-ude-uke to the front in nekoashi-dachi with the left arm and leg forward.
  • [Heian variant] morote-uke to the front in kokutsu-dachi with the left arm and leg forward.
  • Some styles use uchi-ude-uke and some use morote-uke.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 25-29

26
Pinan Yondan 26
  • uchi-ude-uke to the front in nekoashi-dachi with the right arm and leg forward.
  • [Heian variant] morote-uke to the front in kokutsu-dachi with the right arm and leg forward.
  • Some styles use uchi-ude-uke and some use morote-uke.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 25-29

27
Pinan Yondan 27
  • uchi-ude-uke to the front in nekoashi-dachi with the left arm and leg forward.
  • [Heian variant] morote-uke to the front in kokutsu-dachi with the left arm and leg forward.
  • Some styles use uchi-ude-uke and some use morote-uke.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 25-29

28
Pinan Yondan 28
  • Raise both hands to around head height then bring them down sharply. Typically they are closer together than in the image used.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 25-29

29
Pinan Yondan 29
  • Bring your right knee up in a hiza-uchi.
  • Turn 180° anti-clockwise as you step down.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 25-29

30
Pinan Yondan 30
  • [Pinan variant] Turn 45° to the left and execute shuto-uke in nekoashi-dachi with left hand and leg forward.
  • [Heian variant] Execute shuto-uke in kokutsu-dachi with left hand and leg forward.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 30

31
Pinan Yondan 31
  • [Pinan variant] Turn 45° to the right and execute shuto-uke in nekoashi-dachi with right hand and leg forward.
  • [Heian variant] Execute shuto-uke in kokutsu-dachi with right hand and leg forward.

One.png Pinan Yondan application one for movements 31