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Revised Aug 22, 2011


Komanage (spinning top)

1. The opponent attacks the upper level from a down block posture.

2. Simultaneously step back with the left leg and block the opponent's hand with the right wrist.

3. Grasp the opponent's right wrist while placing the left hand in his armpit, simultaneously stepping forward with the left foot.

4. Force the opponent's arm down and to his right while pivoting to the right on the left foot.

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Norman Welch (with Curt Wvong) demonstrates komanage at Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Dec 2, 2007

SKA members (only) may obtain instructions for downloading the complete 22 minute video of Norman Welch demonstration of the nine Shotokan nagewaza by emailing Mike Lyon.

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The movie clip on the right is from the video tape, Best of SKA's 1976 20th Anniversary Celebration.  The technique is demonstrated by Mr. Tsutomu Ohshima, founder and shihan  of SKA.   The audio recordings are of Mr. Sadaharu Honda, godan and former President of SKA's Black Belt Council. Portions of the text are from Karate-Do Kyohan by Gichin Funakoshi, translated by Tsutomu Ohshima, copyright (c) Kodansha International, Ltd. Tokyo, Japan. All rights reserved.



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