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Tani-Otoshi Learn how to do this judo throw


Tani-Otoshi is a great throw to use to throw your partner backwards. Use your hips to feint forwards. Fool your partner into reacting. Use the reaction to throw.

Learn more judo throws here including best judo techniques for beginners.

How to throw with Tani-Otoshi

  1. Start slightly off to the side.
  2. Get uke to react. You want uke to think you are going to throw forwards, so they drop their hips to block you. Do this by twitching your hips, feinting a forward throw like Harai-Goshi.
  3. As uke blocks, slide your leg behind uke’s legs and pull uke down towards the mat.
  4. Direct the throw using your grips on both the lapel and sleeve. Steer uke backwards.

Tani-Otoshi Tutorial

Go to page 56 of the book Fifty Throws and Holds to see the tutorial on this technique.

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