Yoko otoshi

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Yoko otoshi
Classification Nage-waza
Sub classification Sutemi-waza
Kodokan Yes
Technique name
Rōmaji Yoko otoshi
Japanese 横落
English Side drop

Yoko Otoshi (横落?) is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs to the third group, Sankyo, 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 side sacrifice technique, Yoko-sutemi.

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English aliases:

  • Side drop


A throw developed by Kyuzo Mifune and described in The Canon Of Judo.
It is also shown in the video, The Essence of Judo.
It is currently not recognized by the Kodokan.


  • Mifune, Kyuzo (2004,1965,1960). The Canon Of Judo. Kodansha International Ltd. p. 210. ISBN 4-7700-2979-9.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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