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Wanshu / Enpi Throw & Jump (video)

In this video we look at the throw and the jump from Wanshu / Enpi kata. The throw in question is the kata-guruma (“shoulder wheel” or “fireman’s carry”). The kata is sometime given the nickname “dumping kata” because of this throw (and a possible reading of the name).

In the video we look at a possible entry into the throw using the rising and dropping palm heels followed by the “lower block” that precede the throw in the kata. We then look at how the jump could be used to follow up the throw.

Finally, the video quickly shows the kneeling version of the throw; which is generally more suited for fighting (as opposed to self-protection) and provides an entry to ground work through positioning the thrower in side-control (yoko shiho gatame or mune gatame).

There is a photograph of Gichin Funakoshi overseeing the practise of this throw during a session in Waseda University in 1935. This photo is also included in the video.

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PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Wanshu / Enpi Throw & Jump