Pinan Yondan moves 17-20 application one
A simpler elbow attack than the previous sequence, which must be at 45° to function. The Heian version looks quite different but in reality the application is the same. It's functionally similar to the uchi-uke application in Pinan Shodan / Heian Nidan but attacks the elbow rather than shoulder.
- Sequence begins with the opponent facing you holding your right hand, wrist or forearm with his left.
- Move round to your right, the left of the opponent, about 45° as the kata indicates the angle required.
- The uchi-ude-uke grabs and bends the opponent's left elbow then and drags it across to your left. This causes the opponent to rotate clockwise and face away from you.
- The "double block" in the Heian version of the kata simply raises the opponent's elbow and wrist, causing him to fold over.
- The kick mae-geri is low, to the back of the knee and the step down forces the knee to the ground.
- Because the opponent is lowered, he will have to bend over because of the arm position.
- The first "punch" oi-tsuki pushes the arm up the back with the hikite forcing him over further. So far this is almost identical to the Pinan shodan application.
- The second "punch" gyaku-tsuki in conjunction with the hikite does the opposite, it straightens the arm violently and breaks the elbow.