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).
View the empi strikes in a drill sequence:
View the bunkai application of the drill sequence: