Judo Throw #4 – Ogoshi – Major Hip Throw

Ogoshi is the second major hip throw.  It is similar in all aspects to Ippon Seoinage, except in the arm position.  As is any judo practice, we start in the standard kumi kata position.  On a right-sided throw, you pull with both arms in order to bring the uki on to the balls of both his feet  At the same time, you step across and plant the right ball of your foot near the right ball of your ukis foot.  You then bring in your left foot and form a ”V” with both feet (see illustration).  Now you and your uki are facing the same direction.  The same two key points; 1) In order to successfully execute this throw, your obi or belt must be lower than, your ukis. 2) the “V” position of your feet should be close together, not in a wide stance even though it may seem strange and off balanced.  In this throw, your right arm goes around your ukis waist as opposed to under his arm.  The execution of the throw otherwise, is exactly the same.   The uki is pulled onto your back by pulling across with the left arm and around his waist with the right (See illustration).  Look away and pull.  Your uki should fall directly in front of you.  Pull up on the ukis right arm so he doesn’t fall flat on his back.  In the street, throw him as hard as you need to in order to subdue the attacker.

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