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O-goshi (major hip throw)

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O-goshi is the first of the hip throws taught to Jitsuka. In response to a punch, you block, turn 180° and with bent knees, put your free arm under the armpit of the attacker and punch the floor with it, pulling the attacker round your hip in the process. For much taller or much smaller ukes, ko-tsuri-komi-goshi and o-tsuri-komi-goshi are more appropriate.

O-goshi is also useful against grabs, since you start so close to the attacker. It is part of the syllabus for green belt and forms the starting point for other throws, such as harai-goshi.

Common mistakes

  • Not bending the knees
  • Putting your arm in the wrong place
  • Standing with your feet too far apart
  • Standing too far away from the attacker
  • Not turning through enough
  • Not sticking out your hip enough

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

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