Kosoto-Gari is an ashi-waza (foot technique) and belongs to the second group of the Gokyo. The trick is to use the sole of your foot and curl you foot around uke’s ankle.
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You will find a step by step guide on how to do this throw in the book: Fifty Throws and Holds, which you can buy in the Shop.
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.
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