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Revised Aug 22, 2011


Yaridama (to spear a ball)

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

2. Step in with the right leg while blocking the opponent's upper level attack with the left hand and placing the right hand in the opponent's crotch.

3. Pull the opponent's right arm forward while lifting him up and throw him.

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Norman Welch (with Curt Wvong) demonstrates yaridama 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.

yaridama, 5015 byte(s). 76 yaridama, 60700 byte(s).

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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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