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3 Karate Throws For Strikers & Stand-Up Fighters

3 Karate Throws For Strikers & Stand-Up Fighters


– The problem with throws is that you need to get from a distance close to your opponent otherwise, it’s hard to throw them. And why would you wanna throw someone? Well maybe because they’re better than you at punching and kicking. So you need to close that distance to get them down and control them. So with me, I have my brother Oliver-san today. And he’s gonna help me demonstrate this. We got two with punching
and one with kicking. ‘Cause the idea is that
you hide your entry using either your own strikes, punches or kicks, or your opponents attacks. So number one, I’m the one attacking in
order to get in and throw. Starting from a left, left position. I simply step in with that
gyaku-zuki, a reverse punch high, jodan-level in Japanese. So stepping in, bam. You can start off by just doing the punch in the hands. And then like boom. One again, boom. You can do one, two as well and then go with the attack instead of pulling back the arm, I keep going. I close the gap, I bridge the gap, as I punch through. And I step behind (taps leg) my opponent. And now the next step is simple. This hand is free. If I want to I can lift
either one leg or perhaps both legs. Or no leg. Simply by doing this scissoring motion using my knee this way and my arm this way. Try to have some external rotation in your shoulder joint to make it more stable. All right one more. So you can start off with
some jabs if you want, bam, bam, step in the same motion. This hand, this arm
should be under his chin for maximum effect because the body goes where the head goes. And strive to push his
weight onto his back leg which is the pivot point as
you spin him around down. Okay? And like I said, if you wanna throw him a bit higher or with more force you can also lift a leg or both legs if possible. So that was number one. I’m using my own punch to
cover the entry for the throw. Next, I’m gonna use my opponents attack to duck under and throw instead. So we’re fighting and he throws jabs. I try to anticipate his attack. It could be a kizami-zuki or just a shorter jab. But what I do is I try to
sense when he’s jabbing and I duck in this way. Maybe he steps in. So I just duck down
and let him come to me. Or I step in but the important
thing is to change level. Okay? So you’re not going into a strike. Change level and then
simply drop your hands here. (pats legs) From here to here. Under his hips, just behind the knees. And then the next part is simply this. I push away with my legs and I pull slightly with my arms. Make sure that you’re not
in this position here. Because it’s easy for him to get me down or choke me out. Meaning your head should
be here in a tight position against his body this way, see. Water tight, air tight, nothing comes through. And then from here I simply look up, I push and I lift here down. If you’re fighting someone
who’s much bigger, much heavier or if you’re simply
weak then you could just lift and spin them around here. You don’t have to throw them in the air. But that looks cooler. Finally, instead of using
punching the third throw is against a kick. So again my opponent is the one attacking. I use his kick, his momentum to throw him. We’re gonna do the front leg
mawashi-geri here. And bam that way. So an easy way to protect yourself is to simply drop your arms
here to protect your ribs. But then, again, your
other hand drops here and goes under scooping his leg. Again, here, to catch. Now look at my own legs here. I will step behind my own
leg into what’s known as a kosa-dachi in Japanese. And in that same move, I keep going behind,
hut, and throw him down. Again. He kicks. Block is number one. Always protect yourself
before trying anything else. In Japanese we call this
“Karate Ni Sente Nashi”. The most important thing in
karate is defending yourself. Attacking is secondary. So again, Humph! This way. Block, step in, and simply tap his supporting leg. The important part is this, after you block and go
in just pull, just pull, pull, pull, pull. And he spins around. This can be done on the other side as well but now we’re just using the front leg. Finally, one more time. This way, bam, and that’s it. These are three of my favorite throws that you can use together
with punches and kicks in order to execute them
much more successfully. Because again, the hard
part about throwing is to cover this distance
without getting hit. ‘Cause it’s hard to throw from out here. And how you get closer to your opponent will dictate the success of your throw. That’s it for today. I hope you enjoy this. Train hard, good luck, and have fun.

40 thoughts on “3 Karate Throws For Strikers & Stand-Up Fighters”

  1. Very good, that you also show throws in a dominate striking and kicking style……shows that you are open minded , not these type of masters who think the only style is their style……

  2. Can you please make video how to fight/throw against Muay Thai fighters? I know the 3rd throw that you demonstrated, it’s good, but it’s not very ideal to use against Muay Thai fighters. Muay Thai fighters, they WANT you to block, because it gives them chance to break your Arm. How do you fight against that?

  3. Great video! Sensei Jesse please make a video of how to do ashi barai in Kumite, by sweeping both from the outside and from the inside. I find it very difficult to time the bouncing movement of my opponent and sweep his foot off, or sometime when I could get him but I find it hard to apply the "pulling" force to destroy his balance. Gogita Arkania is a master of this and his takedowns are very interesting to watch, but these techniques are also very difficult to learn. Thank you! Oss!

  4. If you don’t study karate. Then you’re best bet would be studying wing chun.since wing chun does a lot of distance closings in. But my beliefs is that you should study all kinds of martial arts to learn new things . Learning new things is always the best.

  5. Excellent stuff Jesse. I teach a lot of throw and sweeps in my videos. You can see them on my channel. I even had a 5 year old that could perform the double leg sweep. He is a 2x USANKF kumite national champion now.

  6. I have ever studied Taekwondo and Judo. I think the main factors is you need to be stronger and faster than your opponents then you can do everything :)). Thanks for your video. I would love to see more from you.

  7. Hey Jesse, on the 3rd throw (leg grab, rotate over leg), if you switch your block (same side down, crossarm high), then you can support his leg with your rear arm and strike/prevent attacks with your front arm. Otherwise, I think you are setting yourself up for getting punched while you throw or glom-on's as your opponent falls.

  8. The last two throws will work, but the first one is very situational. Maybe when your opponent is tired, but if you open with this you definitely will get a jab or cross in the face. That‘s not hate and I wanna see a response, that’s say why I’m wrong.

  9. So I actually managed to ducttape the first and last throw into my wing chung that I use when my school does full contact sparring, they flow together nicely as opposed to other throws that make me have to wildly change stance first

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