How to throw with Morote Seoi Nage? Here are 5 tips to help you with this spectacular throw which works well in combination or as a direct attack.
How to throw with Morote Seoi Nage
1. How to Break Balance for Morote Seoi Nage
An absolutely essential part to all judo throws is the breaking of uke’s balance. Uke is much easier and lighter to throw if he or she is off balance.
So concentrate first, on pulling uke onto the technique. Use your arms and body movement to make uke take a step forward.
2. Footwork for Morote Seoi Nage
Next turn in 180 degrees, so you are facing in the same direction as your partner. Tuck your elbow under uke’s bicep, and bend your knees to get under uke.
Remember power for judo throws comes from your legs, not your back – so bend those knees!
3. Power up!
Now comes the power! The force comes from your legs, so straighten them, as you rotate uke over your back.
Pull the sleeve in a circle to get the rotation. And don’t forget to turn your own head and body.
4. How to throw for IPPON!
Keep the control right into the mat, rotating uke cleanly onto their back to score ippon.
Pull up on uke’s sleeve at the end of the technique to soften uke’s impact.
And uke’s at this point get ready to use your ukemi (breakfall) hitting the mat with the palm your hand.
5. Morote Seoi Nage in Combination
How to throw with Morote Seoi Nage in combination?
Try to set up first with Kouchi Gari or Ouchi Gari. When uke reacts, use the movement, and attack with Morote Seoi Nage.
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