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Three Ways to Solo Train Throws

In this video we cover three ways you can solo train throws. Obviously, nothing is better than a partner and there is no substitute for live practise. However, on occasions where a partner is not available, we can still work some elements of throwing. This video shows how we can:

1) Practice throwing movements solo with no equipment

2) Practice throwing movements solo with a belt and secure anchor point

3) Practise throwing movement solo with a punch bag and a belt

To illustrate each of the practise methods, we show how they can be applied to both a one-handed and two-handed shoulder throws. However, the same methods can also be used for many other throws too. We see these throws in a number of the kata and older texts. They should be part of the practice of all serious karateka.

All the best,


In karate, hitting, thrusting, and kicking are not the only methods, throwing techniques and pressure against joints are included” – Gichin Funakoshi

There are also throwing techniques in karate… Throwing techniques were practised in my day, and I recommend that you reconsider them.” – Shigeru Egami

"One must not lose sight of the fact that karate is "all-in" fighting. Everything is allowed … This is why karate is based on blows delivered with the hand, the foot, the head or the knee. Equally permissible are strangulations, throwing techniques and locks.” – Henri Plee

In karate it is important to study and be familiar with chokes, throws and trips because failing to do so can place you in serious danger.” – Morinobu Itoman

Three Ways to Solo Train Throws