Harai-TsuriKomi-Ashi is a footsweep (ashi-waza), where you attack sweeping your partner’s leg, as they move backwards and you move forwards.
The difference between Harai Tsurikomi Ashi and Okuri Ashi Barai lies in the direction of the movement; with the first you sweep backwards, with the second sideways.
Watch this video of Harai Tsurikomi Ashi, then check out our animation of Okuri-Ashi-Barai. Do you see the difference?
An ashi-waza is a judo throw where you use your foot or leg to throw. Many judo techniques fall into this category including deashi-barai, uchi-mata and osoto-gari.
For more ashi-waza see our selection of the five best ashiwaza (leg throws) for beginners to learn.
Learn Judo Skill Training has 20 Dojo Drills that will have you balancing on one foot, sweeping with the other in no time at all.
This is a book for kids who love judo, with 20 different drills, they will be able to practice and develop the skills needed for ten different judo throws.