The technique shown below is
illustrated in my book Modern Self Defense for
Unless otherwise stated,
all throwing techniques are described from a right side traditional Judo
grab (Kumi-Kata). Kumi-Kata is performed by Tori and Uke standing
naturally with their feet shoulder width apart, right foot slightly
advanced. Both grab each others left lapel with the right hand. Then
both grab each others right elbow with the left hand. Although each
throw is broken down into individual steps, it is performed as one
movement. Another important part of throwing is to remember to keep
your center of gravity lower than your opponent. This is accomplished
by keeping your belt lower than Uke’s belt when throwing.
throwing techniques on a suitable surface designed for absorbing the impact and
only under the guidance of a trained instructor.
Pull upward moving Uke
forward and onto the toes. Step across with the right foot placing it
directly in front of Uke’s right foot. While doing this, pivot 180
degrees on the balls of the feet so that you and Uke are facing the same
direction (feet are shoulder width apart, knees bent so that your waist
is lower than Uke’s waist, the back right hip touching Uke’s stomach).
While turning, release the right hand, bringing it behind Uke’s back,
grabbing the belt and moving the hip to the right. Extend the legs and
pull across the body with the left hand, throwing Uke over the extended
right hip and into a left side break fall.
Remember, without safety, there can be no