Hello and welcome to Thursday Karate, today we continue on the series of sweeps. This one was asked by the community, it’s about Mawashi Geri (circular kick). Christophe is going to do a Mawashi Geri, I’m going to get off the axis. The first thing to do is to block it but not like this. If you do this, when the circular kick comes in and you grab it like this, and if really kick hard, he will break all your ribs. So my safer idea is to come here, like a Gedan Barai and after I raise my arm to hook his leg. I do not stay on the spot like an heavy bag. He has a big tibia and you only have small fore-arms. So it’s not good! When he kicks Mawashi Geri, I grab it while moving, while turning. Go back a little. Thanks. I go inside. From here, several options. I come to grab his karate-gi if he has one, and I come to hook his leg of supports to sweep it and I finish with my counter-attack. Then I take a safe distance. What is important in this notion when he sends his circular kick … Let’s move because we are a little far. When he sends his Mawashi Geri I come here to get him back. What is important is not just to push here. I really have to come behind his buttocks and at the same time, I push with my right arm to make a leverage. Think that when you drop him, do not place yourself like this, otherwise you will hurt your lower back. You have to stay like this. Like this, it’s good. If you go down more, you will get hurt yourself. The second possibility of sweeping on Mawashi Geri is that instead of coming outside, it is done inside, as I show you on the Mae Geri take down. You got the link up there. On Mawashi Geri, I come to grab his leg and I take off his balance. Boom. Always very important this notion of balance. I lift the leg and I push his chest, and I take off his center of gravity. He land his kick, Once in this position, I do not try to pull him up on the spot, I’m just trying to unbalance him. I protect him so I keep my hand in his back. At the same time as I unbalance, my knee comes to make the pivot point and then I hit him on the ground. Is it okay? Once again at a regular speed. Step back a little. I hope you enjoyed these sweeping techniques on Mawashi Geri, if so, give me a like and of course, if you want to know more, see more: subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching, see you soon and good keiko.