PLEASE NOTE: The empi drill sequence does not form part of the current grading syllabus, it is a training drill only!

The empi drill sequence that we practice within CFTS consist of eight empi strikes.

The strikes are named as follows;

  • Mae empi (front elbow strike)
  • Mawashi empi (roundhouse elbow strike)
  • Ushiro empi (rear elbow strike)
  • Ushiro-mawashi empi (rear roundhouse elbow strike)
  • Yoko empi (side elbow strike)
  • Yoko-age empi (upper side elbow strike)
  • Age empi (upper elbow strike)
  • Otoshi empi (downward elbow strike)

These are done in pairs, two to the front (N) , two to the rear (S), two to the right side (E) and the final two at a 45 degree angle forwards (NE).

The individual strikes (at point of contact) are shown in the images below (remember to always use two hands to achieve maximum power);

 

MAE EMPI MAWASHI EMPI USHIRO EMPI USHIRO MAWASHI EMPI
Mae empi Mawashi empi Ushiro empi Ushiro-mawashi empi
YOKO EMPI YOKO AGE EMPI AGE EMPI OTOSHI EMPI
Yoko empi Yoko-age empi Age empi Otoshi empi

 

View the empi strikes in a drill sequence;

 

drilla Click here to view the Empi Drill sequence video

 

 

View the bunkai application of the drill sequence;

 

drill appa  Click here to view the Empi Drill sequence application video

 

 

 

 

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