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Tani-otoshi (valley drop)

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A very useful throw for Vs because you remain facing the V during the whole of the throw.

When the punch comes in, instead of blocking with your left hand and stepping through with your right, cross-block with your right hand and step behind the attacker with your left foot, remembering to cover your face with your left hand. Then use your left hand to push the attacker's head backwards, while you sweep his legs from under him with your left leg (swap right and left in the instructions if he attacks you with a left punch).

The really flashy can do tani-otoshi as a walk, executing the throw mid-stride then carrying on in their original direction.

Common mistakes:

  • Forgetting to step behind
  • Blocking instead of cross-blocking
  • Not stepping deeply enough
  • Not taking the attacker's balance backwards 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