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Takedown in Fukyugata Ich-1

I'm introducing beginners to basic takedowns and throws in karate, using bunkai applications from kata. Here's the first video in a series in which I look at several takedowns and throws in Matsubayashi Ryu's first kata, Fukyugata Ich. These techniques will be very familiar, but I thought it might be interesting to show how we can (and should) teach takedowns and throws to beginners from the very start. They are responding well to learning the throws, and they note that the kata makes much more sense when they consider takedowns and throws.