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Sakatsuchi (to hammer upside down)


1. The 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 arm.

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 thigh.

4. Lift and overturn the opponent, and drive his head into the ground.

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Norman Welch (with Curt Wvong) demonstrates sakatsuchi 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 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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