opponent attacks the upper level with a right front punch.
2. Step back with the left leg while executing an upper level rising block with the right
3. Slide the right shoulder under the opponent's armpit while sliding forward with the
right leg, dropping the hips and placing the left hand in back of the opponent's left
4. Lift and overturn the opponent, and drive his head into the ground.
Norman Welch (with Curt Wvong) demonstrates
sakatsuchi at Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Dec 2, 2007
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