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Karate Technique - Muwatte (Turn)*
This technique is probably the most common technique in Karate, from Karate kata, Karate kihon and Karate bunkai. It can be used to turn to face a new opponent, to face your first opponent, as a throw, etc.
Instructions for Technique
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.
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
Video focused on the Short Muwatte
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