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Koshi-waza (Hip Technique)


Tori and Uke step forward each other to a distance of about 1.8m (about 1 ken) (Photo 1).

Movement 1: 

Uke raises his right fist overhead while taking one step forward with his left foot (Photo 2), then takes again one step forward with his right foot and attempts to strike Tori ’s Tento with his right fist (Uzumaki) from right front of Tori (Photo 3).

Movement 2:

Tori seizes this opportunity, inserts his body while stepping forward with his left foot first and then his right foot in front of Uke ’s body (Photos 4- ①② ), avoids Uke ’s fist behind him, at the same time he lowers his left shoulder slightly and leans back to put his left arm along the back side of Uke ’s belt while encircling it deeply under Uke ’s right armpit. While pulling Uke ’s body close to his left hip and sticking it firmly against the hip to break Uke ’s balance straight forward, Tori grasps Uke ’s left middle-outer sleeve with his right hand (Photos 5- ①② ).

Movement 3:

Tori throws Uke by twisting his body to his right in one quick motion (Photos 6, 7, 8). Tori stands on the right side toward Shomen. Uke rises to stand on the left side toward Shomen facing Tori and attempts to strike Tori with his left fist in the same manner as before when he comes in the proper distance. Tori performs right “Uki-goshi ”

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