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Ashi-guruma – learn how to do this judo throw


Ashi-guruma is a dynamic throw, suited to fast moving judoka. Use this spin entry to fool your opponent. The spin creates power and momentum.

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How to throw with Ashi-guruma

  1. Step across uke’s body and place your support foot wide enough to give yourself space to spin.
  2. Lift your attack leg and spin in a circle on your support foot. Spin all the way through.
  3. Sweep uke’s far leg. Make contact on the outside of uke’s leg just below the knee.
  4. Turn your head and body, and keep pulling the sleeve around to finish the throw.

Ashi-guruma Tutorial

Get a copy of 50 Throws and Holds. See the tutorial on this waza and learn how to throw with 40 different tachi-waza and to hold with 10 osae-komi.


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