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Judo Techniques

Seoi Otoshi

Some throws look similar to other existing throws. Seoi Otoshi has similar mechanics as a Seoi Nage and a Tai Otoshi. However, the legs are set up in a particular manner wherein one is up and one is down on the mat. Considered as a Te-Waza or a hand technique, it is part of the …

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Sumi Otoshi

There are those common throws that you commonly see in tournaments. However, there are also those throws that you rarely get to pull off successfully during randori even against a less experienced player. These throws can be considered “exotic” among judokas. However, it is also important to know these throws and understand its mechanics. You …

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Tani Otoshi

The Tani Otoshi, otherwise known as Valley drop, is one of the 40 throws that was originally made by Jigoro Kano. This throw is also part of Kodokan Judo’s official 67 throws. The nature of the Tani Otoshi involves both the Uke and the Tori falling together making it a Sute mi waza or a …

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Obi Otoshi

The Obi Otoshi is classified as a Te Waza or a hand technique and is one of the preserved throws listed in the 1895 Gokyo No Waza list. It’s a rare feat to pull off Obi Otoshi in actual sparring; however, it is still something that every judoka should know. Obi Otoshi which translates to …

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Seoi Nage

Seoi Nage is classified as a shoulder throw and is one of the forty throws developed by judo’s founder himself, Jigoro Kano. It also belonged to the current 67 throws of the Kodokan Judo. The technique is used mostly as a reaction to someone who pushes forward. One of the things that make Seoi Nage …

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Uki Otoshi

The Uki Otoshi otherwise known as a floating throw is one of the forty moves developed by Jigoro Kano. It is also part of the 67 throws of the Kodokan Judo. Considered as a hand technique or a Te-Waza, Uki Otoshi is a move that requires timing. A lot of black belts believe that this …

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Sukui Nage

Sukui Nage is a throw that has been banned by the International Judo Federation in 2010. Translated as a scooping throw, the Sukui Nage is one of the forty original throws developed by Jigoro Kano. It is also currently listed as part of the 67 throws of the Kodokan Judo. Considered as a Te-Waza or …

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Kouchi Gari

Kouchi Gari is part of the 40 original throws developed by Jigoro Kano. In addition to this, it is also currently part of the 67 official throws of the Kodokan Judo. Efficient and can be done by both novice and high-level competitors, Kouchi Gari is the type of throw that can be done with minimal …

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Tomoe Nage

Tomoe Nage, otherwise known as a circular throw, is included in the original forty throws developed by Jigoro Kano. It is also currently part of the 67 throws of the Kodokan Judo. Classified as a front sacrifice throw, it is oftentimes a move to answer an aggressive opponent who keeps attacking forward. How to perform …

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