The 9 Lost Throws of Funakoshi Gichin: Karate’s Forgotten Takedown Techniques

There’s a lot of cool and quirky techniques to be seen in Karate.

At least if you know where to look.

Having personally had the unique opportunity to travel around the world in pursuit of such techniques for many years now, I’m always as amazed when I bump into random Karate people who seem to have no clue that there’s all kinds of thrilling joint locks, throws, ground fighting, strangulations, pressure points, takedowns and other unconventional tricks and methods of subduing an aggressive opponent found in old-school Karate.

However, as I think about it, perhaps I shouldn’t be so amazed at all?

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