Judo Counters & Combinations

On Thursday, I was going on about the need to make all our attacks a sequence of throws. A setup attack, a main attack, a follow up attack and so on. During competition is the wrong time to improvise a series of attacks, you need to practice the series then in rendori you will do the series. As a starting point for some sequences of setup/attack/followups , take a look at: list of combinations.

Tsuri Goshi 10/10/12

Hey, tonight we learned a new throw, Tsuri Goshi (Lifting Hip).

It is very similar to O-goshi, except the footwork is slightly different and the key differentiator between this throw and O-goshi is you grab the opponents belt, either under their arm as in O-goshi, or as a variation over their shoulder if they are bent over and you can reach all the way to their belt.  You can even grab their belt from the front.  This throw is often used as a counter, such as countering an opponents Tsurikomi Goshi by grabbing their belt and turning it into Tsuri Goshi, but it doesn’t have to be a counter.

Other ways it can differ from O-goshi is you have your left foot (on the right handed throw) on the outside of uke’s foot instead of both on the inside.

Here is a video!  It goes straight to Tsuri Goshi, but if you back it up, you get lots of hip techniques.