Ko-Soto-Gari is an ashi-waza so get ready with your feet! Curl the sole of your foot around uke’s outside heel and slide uke’s foot smoothly towards you.
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Watch this video and see world champion, Keiji Suzuki of Japan throwing in competition with this technique.
Note the excellent timing of the technique. See how Suzuki catches his opponent’s foot just before it touches the mat. Don’t miss the slow motion replay near the end of the video.
Here is another great Japanese master, showing how important it is to get your footwork right as you attack. Watch the video here.