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Ko-soto-gake How to do this judo throw


Ko-soto-gake is a throw to the rear. Although it looks similar to Kosoto-gari there is a big difference. This waza is a gake. Hook the leg and drive backwards, rather than sweeping.

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Ko-soto-gake judo throw

How to throw with Ko-soto-gake

  1. Pin uke’s weight over the side you are going to attack. To do this pull down sharply on sleeve. Use your lapel grip to direct uke’s head towards the same side.
  2. Hook the calf and drive backwards strongly!
  3. Keep pulling down with your sleeve grip as your drive off your back foot.

Ko-soto-gake Tutorial


Go to page 40 of Fifty Throws and Holds to learn more about this throw. This book contains the entire Gokyo! That is the entire judo syllabus. Buy the book here.


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