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.

Osotogari Judo throw
Sub classificationAshi-waza
CounterOsoto gaeshi
Technique name
Englishmajor or large outer reap
Korean밭다리 후리기

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.

Similar techniques, variants, and aliases edit

English aliases:

  • large outer reap

Similar techniques:

Further reading edit

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