Shorin-Ryu Karate Tips & Techniques : Front Sweep in Shorin-Ryu Karate
How are you doing? My name is Sensei Qaeem,
on behalf of Expert Village. I’ll be demonstrating Shorin-Ryu karate. In this segment, we’re
going to be demonstrating the front sweep. Now the front sweep, is what you are going
to use to get your target or your subject off balance. You want to try to put him on
the ground to protect yourself. We’re going to put a sort of a couple of moves together
in order to reach that target of the front sweep. First, what we are going to do is you
are going be on your back stance. Normally, when you are self defending yourself, you
always want to be in a comfortable stance. You want to be in your back stance and what
we are going to do is, we are going to move to the side here. You’re going throw a knife
hand block. The subject is going to punch; you are going to do reverse punch at my chest.
I’m going to do a knife hand block. What I am going to do is I’m going to step in
with my back leg. When you are stepping in with your back leg, you want to get behind
your target. Then you are just going to use the motion of your waist to take him down.
Now, I’m going to bring in my partner, Mohammed. I’m going to demonstrate the front sweep
on him. Mohammed is going to come in with reverse punch. He is going to step in and
he is going to do a reverse punch with his right fist. So, I will be in my back stance,
comfortable fighting stance. Mohammed is going to punch; I am going to step over here to
the side. Now, I am going to block his arm out, the knife hand block. Grab, and I am
going to step in. Notice, I’m close enough to him that if I just pull his arm out here,
he’s already off balance. Mohammed is going to punch directly right here and I am going
to step to the side, punch, step, block, step in, twist. You’re going to bring him down
with a twist. Now, I’m going to put it all together and we are going to put him on the
floor. Make sure, when you are demonstrating this that you are doing it slow because this
technique can injure someone. Mohammed is going to punch, step to the side, knife hand
block, step in, pull, and twist, bringing him down to the ground. Now we’re going
to do that one more time. We’re going to put it all together. Punch, knife hand block.
Once again, I’m stepping into my back leg, coming in, step, pull, twist down and end
up in your horse stance. That was the front sweep. On behalf of Expert Village, my name
is Qaeem. Thank you for watching.