Pinan Nidan

Pinan Nidan again focuses on stances and stance transitions, but utilizes a number of additional strikes, blocks, blocking combinations, and guarding strategies. It generally follows the same pattern of movement over the floor as Pinan Shodan, though there are some significant differences.

You should notice the pattern in these Kata that you always look at a direction before moving to that direction. This is done so you do not blindly move into a new direction (who knows what obstacles or opponents you might encounter if you don’t look first).

Whenever turning so that your back will be exposed to a potential opponent you should always have your upper and lower guard positioned to protect you in the event of an incoming strike for the duration of the rotation. Get in the habit of protecting yourself at all times.

All Octagon angles in the following descriptions and depictions are global octagon angles.

Pinan Nidan Video

Pinan Nidan Procedure

StepMovement
IchiPerform the traditional opening salutation.
NiStep with the left leg to angle 8 as you chamber both hands at Chudan]/glossary] level in your right abdominal area and look to angle 3.
SanTurn to angle 3 as you establish a Hidari Kokutsu Dachi and strike with a Morote Ken Tsuki toward angle 3. Your right arm should be on top and your left hand below. The hands are typically about twelve inches apart and oriented vertically to one another.
YonWithout returning your hands, deliver a Migi Chudan Uke as you concurrently place your left hand near your right shoulder.
GoRotate clockwise (toward your right ear) as you return your right arm and deliver a Hidari Tettsui Uchi to angle 3.
RokuLook to angle 1 and then step slightly forward with the left leg to establish a Kiba Dachi facing angle 1 as you chamber both hands at Chudan level in your left abdominal area.
NanaLook to angle 4 and step with your right leg to angle 6 and rotate into a Migi Kokutsu Dachi with a Morote Ken Tsuki toward angle 4. Your left arm should be on top and approximately twelve inches directly above your right arm.
HachiWithout returning your hands, deliver a Hidari Chudan Uke as you place your right hand near your left shoulder.
KuRotate counter clockwise (toward your left ear) and deliver a Migi Tettsui Uchi to angle 4.
JuLook to angle 2 as you bring your left foot forward until it is adjacent to your right foot and place your hands in at your left side. Hands may be either in guard or set position.
Ju IchiPosition the right forward leg into a Migi Neko Ashi Dachi and deliver a Migi Ura Chudan Uke to angle 2.
Ju NiRaise the right knee and then deliver a Migi Yoko Geri and concurrent Migi Tettsui Uchi to angle 2.
Ju SanLook to angle 1 and establish a Hidari Shuto Uke in that direction then step back to angle 6 with the right leg and establish a Kokutsu Dachi facing angle 1 while maintaining your Shuto.
Ju YonShift your weight onto your left foot and hold your left hand in its current physical location.
Ju GoStep forward with the right leg to angle 7 as the right arm comes forward into a Migi Shuto Uke. Settle into a Migi Kokutsu Dachi with a Migi Shuto Uke toward angle 1.
Ju RokuShift your weight onto your right foot and hold your right hand in its current physical location.
Ju NanaStep to angle 5 with your left leg into a Hidari Kokutsu Dachi with a Hidari Shuto Uke facing angle 1.
Ju HachiParry downward with a Hidari Tate Shotei Uke and then step to angle 7 with your right leg into a Migi Zenkutsu Dachi with a Migi Nukite Tsuki as you Kiai. The open left hand settles under your right forearm as a guarding or checking hand.
Ju KuLook to angle 4 and shift your weight onto your right foot. Your left hand crosses over your right hand with your left palm facing up.
Ni JuRotate counterclockwise (toward your left ear) and step with the left foot to angle 7. Establish a Hidari Kokutsu Dachi with a Hidari Shuto Uke facing angle 4.
Ni Ju IchiShift your weight onto your left foot and look to angle 4.
Ni Ju NiStep to angle 6 with your right foot and establish a Migi Kokutsu Dachi and Migi Shuto Uke facing angle 4.
Ni Ju SanShift weight onto your left leg and spin clockwise to face angle 3.
Ni Ju YonStep with the right leg to angle 5 and establish a Migi Kokutsu Dachi and Migi Shuto Uke facing angle 3.
Ni Ju GoLook to angle 3 as you shift your weight to your right foot and place your left hand in high guard position with your right hand in low guard position.
Ni Ju RokuRotate left and step to angle 8 and establish a Hidari Kokutsu Dachi and Hidari Shuto Uke to angle 3.
Ni Ju NanaLook to angle 2 and shift your weight to your right foot.
Ni Ju HachiStep to angle 6 with the left leg and deliver Hidari Chudan Uke then Migi Ura Chudan Uke to angle 2 as you settle into a Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi facing angle 2.
Ni Ju KuDeliver a Migi Mae Geri to angle 2 and plant forward with the right leg to angle 8 and establish a Migi Zenkutsu Dachi with a Hidari Gyaku Tsuki toward angle 2.
San JuWithout stepping deliver a Migi Chudan Uke followed by Hidari Ura Chudan Uke to angle 2. Now kick with Hidari Mae Geri to angle 2.
San Ju IchiStep with the left leg to angle 6 and establish a Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi with a Migi Gyaku Tsuki to angle 2.
San Ju NiStep to angle 8 with the right leg and establish a Migi Zenkutsu Dachi with a Morote Migi Ura Chudan Uke.
San Ju SanShift your weight onto your right leg and look to angle 5.
San Ju YonRotate counterclockwise to face angle 5.
San Ju GoStep with the left leg to angle 3 and establish a Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi with a Hidari Gedan Barai toward angle 5.
San Ju RokuShift your weight onto your left foot then step forward with your right leg to establish HidariUra Neko Ashi Dachi facing angle 5 and block downward with Hidari Gedan Shotei Uke to angle 5.
San Ju NanaStep with the right leg to angle 1 and establish a Migi Zenkutsu Dachi with a Migi Age Uke facing angle 5.
San Ju HachiLook to angle 7 and shift your weight onto your left leg then rotate clockwise to face angle 7.
San Ju KuStep to angle 4 with the right leg and establish a Migi Zenkutsu Dachi with Migi Gedan Barai to angle 7.
Yon KuShift your weight onto your right foot then step forward with your left leg to establish MigiUra Neko Ashi Dachi facing angle 7 and block downward with Migi Gedan Shotei Uke to angle 7.
Yon Ku IchiStep with the left leg to angle 1 and establish a Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi facing angle 7 and deliver Hidari Age Uke toward angle 7.
Yon Ku NiBring your left foot back to establish a Heisoku Dachi or Musubi Dachi facing angle 1.
Yon Ku SanPerform the closing salutation. Yame.

See Also

The Octagon
Pinan Kata Overview

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