Pinan Shodan moves 10-13 application one

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The beginning of the shuto section of the kata. The end of the sequence differs slightly between the Pinan and Heian versions.


Pinan Shodan 10 -> Pinan Shodan 11 -> Pinan Shodan 12 -> Pinan Shodan 13


  1. Opponent begins holding your left forearm or wrist with his right hand.
  2. Pull down towards your chest with your left arm.
  3. The down right to upper left upstroke of the shuto movement catches the opponent's arm at the elbow forcing it to bend to 90° using your upper forearm.
  4. The cross stroke left to right of the "block" portion of the shuto-uke moves the opponent's elbow to the right, his hand still grips your left wrist.
  5. The movement and your forward step rotates the opponent anti-clockwise and causes him to bend. Your right hand now rests on his upper arm and his right forearm is trapped in the crook of your right elbow.
  6. The upstroke of the shuto-uke frees your left arm from the grip of your opponent's right arm.
  7. Step forward and the cross stroke of the shuto from right to left places the left hand on the back of the opponent's head.
  8. The nukite pushes through the opponent's locked arm, over his shoulder. There is a difference between the Heian version and Pinan version in that the Heian version pushes the opponent's head directly downwards, while the Pinan version grabs the hair or similar and pulls it down and back towards the left hip. In the Heian version, the nukite goes over the back of the opponent's neck and the Pinan version over the front.
  9. Both versions over-rotate the opponent's shoulder and potentially dislocate it, the Pinan version levers the shoulder more aggressively.
  10. Pushes the opponent to the ground and releases him.