There are two types of Muwatte, the first is a shor one, and the second a long turn.
This is used in Kihon more than the long version used mainly in Kata's.
Look over shoulder where back leg is
With same arm as front leg cover face
take back leg across
Twist to finish on opposite stance
This is generally used with a Karate Soto-Uke, but can be used with any block.
In most schools, this is taught as a turn to face a new opponent, and to block them and counter with the next Karate Kihon technique, this is one application, but if we look at it as a finisher, then it gets interesting, so say if we do a Muwatte gedan-barai, as in Kihon Kata, this can be used as a grab from the front lunge punch, grab your opponent, and pull them as you twist to finish with the gedan-barai as the end of the throw, this can be applied to throw your opponent about to disorientate them, or reposition them for a finisher, or the put them into something, wall, chair etc.
This is generally in most scools onlu used in Kata
Look over shoulder where front leg is
With the opposite arm to fron leg cover face
take front leg all the way around 180 degree
twist body and block
This is used in kata and can be with any block in as the kata is taught.
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