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Tsurikomi-goshi – see how to do this judo throw


Tsurikomi-Goshi is an advanced technique and feels awkward when you start learning it.
Turn in (like you would for a seoi-nage) but leave your collar arm straight.

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How to Throw with Tsurikomi-Goshi

  1. Pull uke so they take a couple of steps towards you. Pull them upwards onto their tip toes as you do.
  2. Turn in. Instead of tucking your elbow in, leave your arm up straight. (If this feels awkward, then you’re doing it right!)
  3. Keep driving upwards with your arm, as you slip your hips in. Throw uke over the top. Bend at your knees and keep your back as straight as you can.

Video of Tsurikomi-Goshi

We have found a couple videos to help you understand the mechanics of this throw.

  1. Efficient Judo – this is a clear example of how to throw.
  2. Mercury Judo – old footage of the Japanese version.

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