Morote Seoi-nage is a forward throw, that can be done either on your feet or dropping to your knees. Learn more shoulder judo throws by seeing the judo throws in this list.
Watch the legendary Koga teach a classic version of this throw in this video and here, the famous one-handed Koga Seoinage that set the judo world alight. No-one does it better.
Morote-Seoi-Nage is one of our top ten judo throws, that we consider all judoka should learn. It is a British Judo Association requirement for 8th Mon (orange belt).
You learn how to do a full 180 degree entry, correctly lift your partner on your back, and rotate to finish the throw. As you progress you can learn how to attack both from a standing position and from a drop knee position with this versatile attack.
When you counter any throw, don’t forget you can do so also counter with ne-waza. Of course ne-waza counters will work only with throws where the attacker ends up on the tatami. Because of this a drop knee Morote Seoi-Nage is wide open for groundwork counters.
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