Kosoto gari

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Kosoto gari
Judoka demonstrating Kosoto-gari technique
Judoka demonstrating Kosoto-gari technique
Classification Nage-waza
Sub classification Ashi-waza
Targets Leg
Kodokan Yes
Technique name
Rōmaji Kosoto gari
Japanese 小外刈
English Small outer reap

Kosoto Gari (小外刈?), is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs to the second group, Dai Nikyo, of the traditional throwing list, Gokyo (no waza), of Kodokan Judo. It is also part of the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a foot technique, Ashi-waza. Danzan-ryū's Soto Gama is a variant of Kosoto Gari.

Further reading[edit]

  • Swain, Mike (1994), "Ashiwaza II", Judo Masterclass Techniques (second ed.) (Ippon Books), ISBN 1-874572-65-8 

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