Monday, July 06, 2009

Gedan barai as kuzushi

Let's start off this month with a demo of the principle of kuzushi (unbalancing the opponent) from a source you might not typically associate with kuzushi - karate-do.  Notice the repeated gedan barai (downward sweeping) action used here as a grab and off-balance instead of being used as the expected low block.

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