Osotogari

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Osotogari
Osotogari Judo throw
Classification Nage-waza
Sub classification Ashi-waza
Targets Leg
Counter Osoto gaeshi
Kodokan yes
Technique name
Rōmaji Osoto-gari
Japanese 大外刈
English Big outer reap

Osotogari (大外刈?) is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs to the first group, Dai Ikkyo, of the traditional throwing list, Gokyo (no waza), of Kodokan Judo. It is also included in the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a foot technique, Ashi-Waza.

Technique description[edit]

In a classical right-handed osotogari, tori steps next to uke with his left leg and reaps uke's right leg (at the back of the thigh) with his right leg.

Further reading[edit]

  • Yamashita, Yasuhiro (1992), "Osoto-gari", Judo Masterclass Techniques (second ed.) (Ippon Books), ISBN 0-9518455-8-6