Tani otoshi (谷落) is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Kano Jigoro. It belongs to the fourth group of the traditional throwing list in the Gokyo no waza of the Kodokan Judo. It is also part of the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a side sacrifice technique (yoko-sutemi).

Tani otoshi
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ClassificationNage-waza
Sub classificationSutemi-waza
KodokanYes
Technique name
RōmajiTani-otoshi
Japanese谷落
EnglishValley drop

Technique descriptionEdit

With the tani-otoshi, you place your leg behind both legs of your opponent while still holding him in your favorite kumi kata and then pull the opponent backwards, resulting in your opponent falling on his back and you falling sideways.

Technique historyEdit

Similar techniques, variants, and aliasesEdit

English aliases:

  • Valley drop

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