Koshi Waza

Koshi Nage (腰投) “Hip Throw”

Koshi Nage (腰投) is using the movement and position of the hip to throw an opponent. The rotation of the hip is important for the throw to be effective.

From Kumiuchi:

  1. Step in with right foot to the inside of the uke’s right foot.
  2. Step in with left foot behind right, turning counterclockwise while sinking.
  3. Using right arm hug around the waist of the uke, pressing the front of their right hip into the back of your right hip.
  4. Continue to rotate hips, turning right foot inward as you take the uke’s balance.
  5. Raise your hips to throw the uke forward.

Harai Goshi (払腰) “Sweeping Hip”

Harai Goshi (払腰) is similar to Koshinage, except the leg is used to “sweep” the uke’s waist.

From Kumiuchi:

  1. Step in with right foot to the inside of the uke’s right foot.
  2. Step in with left foot behind right, turning counterclockwise while sinking.
  3. Using right arm hug around the waist of the uke, pressing the front of their right hip into the back of your right hip.
  4. Continue to rotate hips, and raise your right leg to the outside of just below the uke’s right hip.
  5. Kick back through the hips as you nage the uke forward.

Uchi Mata (内股) “Inner Thigh”

Uchi Mata (内股) is almost identical to haraigoshi, except instead of sweeping the hips, you sweep the inner thigh of the uke.

From Kumiuchi:

  1. Step in with right foot to the inside of the uke’s right foot.
  2. Step in with left foot behind right, turning counterclockwise while sinking.
  3. Using right arm hug around the waist of the uke, pressing the front of their right hip into the back of your right hip.
  4. Continue to rotate hips, and raise your right leg to the inside of the uke’s left thigh.
  5. Kick back through the thigh as you nage the uke forward.

Hane Goshi (跳腰) “Jump Hip”

Hane Goshi (跳腰) is similar to uchimata, except pressure is applied to the inside of the uke’s support leg to make them “jump” as they are thrown.

From Kumiuchi:

  1. Step in with right foot to the inside of the uke’s right foot.
  2. Step in with left foot behind right, turning counterclockwise while sinking.
  3. Using right arm hug around the waist of the uke, pressing the front of their right hip into the back of your right hip.
  4. Continue to rotate hips, and raise your right leg to the inside of the uke’s right ankle.
  5. Kick back through as you nage the uke forward.

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