Waza of the Week: Yoko Otoshi

Yoko Otoshi or Side Drop. It is classified as a side sacrifice technique. Most effective when attempted while uke is moving sideways. Can be used as a counter technique.
  • As a normal grip is taken, the leg on the sleeve grip side slides down to the outside side of uke.
  • Use the drop of tori sitting down & pulling uke to one side and into the throw.
Demonstrations of correct bio mechanical actions and positioning for the technique, breaking of balance, entry and completion of the waza.
  • Lesson discussed and demonstrated the Key Points (Yoten).
  • Also discussed and demonstrated are significant areas of concern that would allow Uke to counter Tori.


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