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Te-waza: Uki-otoshi

Tori and Uke step forward each other to a distance of about 60cm (about 2 shaku) (Photo 1).

Movement 1:

While stepping forward with his right foot, Uke attempts to grasp Tori in Migi-shizen-tai. Tori seizes this opportunity, grasps Uke in Migishizen-tai and pulls Uke to attempt to break the balance forward while taking one step backward by Tsugi-ashi from his left foot. Responding to Tori’s pull, Uke takes one step forward by Tsugi-ashi from his right foot so as to try to protect his stability (Photo 2).

Movement 2:

Tori again takes one step backward by Tsugi-ashi from his left foot and pulls Uke to attempt to break the balance forward. Responding to Tori’s pull, Uke takes one step forward by Tsugi-ashi from his right foot so as to try to protect his stability (Photo 3).

Movement 3:

Tori once again pulls Uke forward in the same manner as before, suddenly takes one wide stride backward with his left foot while raising the toe and breaking Uke ’s balance forward when Uke moves the right foot forward responding to Tori’s pull (Photo 4). Tori kneels down with his left kneecap around the left side of a extension line behind his right foot (an angle of the left leg and the straight line behind the right foot is about 30 ° to 45° ) (Photos 5- ①②③ ) and throws Uke forward by pulling both of his hands down strongly in one quick motion (Photos 6- ①② , 7,8). Tori rises to stand on the right side toward Shomen. Uke rises to stand on the left side toward Shomen facing Tori in the proper distance. Then both Tori and Uke grasp in Hidari-shizen-tai to perform left “Uki-otoshi ” in the same manner as before.

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