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Mae Korobi -  Forward Roll

Ushiro Korobi - Backward Roll

Ushiro Ukemi - Backward Breakfall

Hidari Yoko Ukemi - Left Side Breakfall

Migi Yoko Ukemi - Right Side Breakfall

Mai Ukemi - Front Breakfall

Kubi Nage:

This is the basic technique that many other throws are based upon. It teaches the basic entry method of turning into a throw. It is important to get your feet into the right position and make sure your back makes contact with your partners front. You should also have a good pull on the arm in order to break your opponents balance as you turn in. Last but not least, it is important that you turn your head during the throw as this will rotate your shoulders.

Ashi Gake:

Similar to Kubi Nage, this throw is designed to give you the basic principle of throwing to the rear. It is a simple blocking technique, so it is important to make sure that a student does get the block in place. It should be calf muscle to calf muscle. Again, a good pull on the arm will break a partners balance, and you should also make good chest to chest contact. A large step is taken to the rear in order to complete the throw and maintain your balance.

Ko Uchi Maki Komi:

This throw is designed to introduce the idea of blocking inside your partners legs and will lead onto further throws later on. It is a simple block to one leg, however a student should aim to use body weight as opposed to strength in order to break a partners balance to the rear. The aim is to execute the technique in one flowing motion.

Tai Otoshi:

Tai Otoshi is one of the most effective throws in the entire syllabus, and it can be adapted for multiple situations. It is a favourite of many senior grades for exactly this purpose.

Essentially, it is the same entry as Kubi Nage, but the student slides a foot outside of their partners feet so that they are thrown over the top of the leg.


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