(805) 532-1794

Ganseki Waza

Ganseki Waza (巌石技) “Big Rock Techniques” The uke grabs the right sleeve with their left hand. Fall back 45 to 90 degrees to the right into hidari ichimonji, pulling your right elbow back and extending their arm. Wrap from underneath their left arm with your right,...

Koshi Waza

Koshi Waza (腰技) “Hip Techniques” The uke and tori grab each other in kumiuchi. Step to the inside of the uke’s right foot with your left foot as you begin to pull on the uke’s right sleeve up and forward. Step behind your right foot with your left foot, dropping your...

Osoto Waza

Osoto Waza (大外技) “Big Outside Techniques” Uke grabs tori in kumiuchi. Step with your left foot forward beyond the outside of uke’s right leg. As you do this, use your right hand to push the uke’s left shoulder while using your left hand to pull...

Seoi Waza

Seoi Waza (背負技) “Carry Techniques” Ippon seoinage (一本背負投) “One (Arm) Carry Throw” Uke grabs tori in kumiuchi. Lift the uke’s right arm with your left as you enter similarly for koshi nage. At the same time, let go with your right hand and scoop underneath the...

Taki Otoshi

Taki Otoshi (瀧落) “Waterfall Drop” Taki otoshi is the concept of dropping the uke mid throw. At the apex of a throw (as in, when they reach maximum height and experience weightlessness), simply let go of the uke and move away from them. By doing this, you remove any...