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Te-waza: Seoi-nage

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, 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 (Photos 2- ①② , 3).

Movement 2:

Tori seizes this opportunity and moves his right foot inside Uke ’s right foot while diverting Uke ’s right upper arm with his left forearm (turning it inward). Tori grasps Uke ’s right middle-inner-sleeve with his left hand to break Uke ’s balance forward (Photos 4- ①② ), turns his body to his left with the tip of his right foot as a pivot and reaches out his right hand under Uke ’s right armpit to grasps Uke ’s top of shoulder (Photo 5). Then Tori moves his left foot to the inner side of Uke ’s left foot and sticks his back of his body firmly to Uke ’s breast and abdomen area to carries Uke on his back (Photos 6- ①② ).

Movement 3:

While stretching his knees and bending his upper body forward, Tori throws Uke by pulling both of his hands down (Photos 7, 8, 9). 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 from a distance of about 1.8m (about 1 ken) in the same manner as before. Tori performs left “Seoi-nage ”.

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