1. The opponent
attacks the upper level from a down block posture.
2. Block the opponent's middle level
attack by hooking downwards with the right wrist while stepping back with the left leg.
Slide the right leg forward, inside the opponent's right leg, while grasping the
opponent's neck with the right arm, and place your left hand under the opponent's right
4. Lift the opponent's right leg up and pull his neck over to the right, lifting
and throwing him.
Norman Welch (with Curt Wvong) demonstrates
katawaguruma at Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Dec 2, 2007
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