Kouchi-Gari is a judo throw that every judoka should learn. We think it is one of the best judo throws and rank it in our top ten throws selection. As well as being a direct attack, it is a great way to set your opponent up and get them moving.
Go to pages 26 of the book Fifty Throws and Holds, to see how to do this judo throw. Do you have a copy of this book? You can buy it in the Shop.
World Champion and double Olympic Silver medallist, Neil Adams specialises in ashi-waza of all types. To study this throw listen to this short master-class, with Neil explaining how to grip and how to move into the attack.
Would you like to see an ippon? You would! Well you won’t get much bigger and better than this throw by Olympic Champion Islam Matiev.
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