Gedan barai video
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Gedan barai is a karate technique mainly used for blocking an attack. The approximate English meaning is ‘low level sweep’.
Standing in natural stance, and in a yoi (ready) position, bend left forearm up until fist reaches near the right ear while the right arm moves slightly in to the middle. The left elbow should be resting in the elbow pit of the right arm. Fling the left arm straight and at an angle of ~155° (vertical, up = 0°) while retracting right fist to the right hip. During this movement, your hips should swiftly rotate clockwise to add power.
The rotation of the hips must be swift and stop the instant the fists stop at the final position. Another simultaneous event is the retracting hand landing on the hip, and last and most important of all, a sharp exhalation must be done through the nose with an extremely abrupt stop at the moment the fist lands. The amount of hip rotation should be about 30° (direction feet are pointing, i.e. straight forward = 0°), with the feet static, firmly gripping on the ground.
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