Funakoshi’s Nine Throws

In Gichin Funakoshi’s book “Karate-do Kyohan”, as translated and edited by Tsutomo Ohshima, there are nine throws drawn from Shotokan kata. In this program, Tony Annesi illustrates them and shows aiki cognates, as well.

1. Byobu Daoshi: ‘Topple a Folding Screen’

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2. Koma Nage: ‘Spinning Top Throw’

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3. Kubi Wa: ‘Neck Ring’

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4. Katawa Guruma: ‘Cripple Wheel’

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5. Tsubame Gaeshi: ‘Swallow Reversal’

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6. Yari Dama: ‘Spearing Through’

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7. Tani Otoshi: ‘Valley Drop’

8. Ude Wa: ‘Arm Ring’

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9. Gyaku Tsuchi: ‘Reverse Sledgehammer’

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