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Irimi nage (entering body throw)

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Irimi-nage uses the attacker's own momentum and re-direction to drop him to the floor. When uke tries to punch you, you step to the outside and block his punch. However, you slide the block down his arm and pull him forwards while reaching your other arm round his head, pushing his head downwards. You continue this motion, turning and pulling his outstretched arm down behind you. When you feel you have his balance completely, you can release his arm, stop turning and bring your free hand back into his face, pushing backwards. Uke should then fall backwards quickly and suddenly as his momentum takes the rest of his body in the opposite direction to his head.

Irimi-nage is a relatively new addition to the syllabus from aikido and requires great skill to do correctly. In the event that uke's balance isn't fully taken, it won't work unless less sophisticated techniques are used, such as grabbing his head and pulling it backwards.

Full list
Here is a list of most of the techniques you'll need to know for Jitsu and at what level you'll meet them. The list is not completely definitive because modern Judo is creating many more throws, some of which Jitsuka are adapting for their own use.

Ashi | Gaeshi | Gake | Gari | Goshi | Guruma | Maki-komi | Miscellaneous | Nage | Otoshi

Ashi

Gaeshi

Gake

Gari

Goshi

Guruma

Maki-komi

Miscellaneous

Nage

Otoshi