Judo Throw #12 – Hane Goshi – Springing Hip Throw


Hane Goshi is the third half-hip throw.  It is very similar to Harai Goshi except in how the leg executes the throw.  To begin, tori and uki face off in standard kumi kata position.  On the right side, tori pulls with both arms and pulls uki into him on the side of his hip as opposed to facing in the same direction as in a full hip throw.  The concept is to cut the uki in half with the side of your body.  As tori turns, he pulls ukis right arm tightly around his body with his left hand, thereby breaking uki’s balance to his right, front corner.  At the same time tori’s right elbow is jammed under uki’s left arm pit, forcing him on to the balls of his feet. To throw, tori points the toes of his right foot and sweeps toes along mat until making contact with uki’s right foot.  Tori then kicks up his right foot pushing up against the inner part of the uki’s ankle and throwing him over using his leg and arms(see animation above).  This is a far more difficult throw than Harai Goshi because of the springing leg position.  It is easy to lose the leg of the uki and therefore takes much practice to perfect.

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