Here we look at the opening sequence of the kata Nijushiho (also known as Niseishi). In Shotokan in particular the usual interpretation of the slow forward moving “elbow strike” is that it applies an armlock under the opponents elbow by applying upward pressure. However, it seems to work much better if you apply the armlock across your chest. Have a look at the video and see what we mean.
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Bonus: Historical look at Bassai Dai, one of Karate’s most pivotal katas