Pinan III

Pinan III


Beginning with Pinan 3, the traditional numbering of moves that restarts after ten becomes less customary because students are more advanced and are able to follow a variety of numbering systems.

Cover: Feet and fists shoulder width apart
1. Look left, right half-step, pivot left to left cat, left middle block
2. Step up to center stance, right middle block/left down block, left middle block/right down block (middle block crosses on the outside)
3. Look over right shoulder, left step across, pivot 180 to right cat stance, right middle block
4. Step up to center stance, left middle block/right down block, right middle block/left down block (middle block crosses on the outside)
5. Look over left shoulder, step left and pivot 90 degrees to left cat stance, left middle block
6. Right walking stance, right spear hand
7. Right palm up (grab opponent’s wrist), right step across, raise right grabbing hand (opponent’s arm), continuing pivoting left (advancing under opponent’s arm) to left horse stance, right arm to chamber (jerking opponent’s arm), left middle punch (to opponent’s soft ribs)
8. Right walking stance, right middle punch ki-ai!
9. Right step across, pivot 180 to center stance, fists on hips palms facing backward
10. Right step to horse stance, right elbow block, right back fist
11. Left step to horse stance, left elbow block, left back fist
12. Right step to horse stance, guard chest with both forearms (left outside), right back fist, left fist to chamber
13. Left walking stance, left middle punch
14. Right step forward and across, pivot into right 45-degree cat stance, left elbow strike (behind), right hook over shoulder
15. Right half step, pivot left 90 to left cat stance, right elbow strike (behind), left hook over shoulder
Left foot half-step UP to COVER


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