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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
Osotogari Judo throw
ClassificationNage-waza
Sub classificationAshi-waza
TargetsLeg
CounterOsoto gaeshi
Kodokanyes
Technique name
RōmajiOsoto-gari
Japanese大外刈
Englishmajor or large outer reap
Korean밭다리 후리기

Technique descriptionEdit

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.

Further readingEdit

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