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Kubiwa (encircle the neck)


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

2. Step back with the left foot and block the opponent's upper level attack with the right wrist, hooking the opponent's arm down and to the right.

3. Slide the right foot forward and simultaneously attack the opponent's chin.

4. While continuing to slide the right leg forward, encircle the opponent's neck with the right arm. force the opponent's head and upper body over backward, throwing the opponent to the ground.

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Norman Welch (with Curt Wvong) demonstrates kubiwa 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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