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Tsurikomi-goshi – see how to do this judo throw


Tsurikomi-goshi is a difficult technique to learn. However, it is important you do. It one of the 40 judo throws in the Gokyo

Return to the judo throws page to find techniques more suitable for beginners like De-Ashi-Barai, O-Goshi or O-Soto-Gari.

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.

Watch a video

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.

Tsurikomi-Goshi Tutorial

Find clear instruction with step-by-step illustrations to help you learn this technique and many more in our Judo Books for Kids Collection available now on Amazon.

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