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