Ko Uchi Gari

Minor Inner Reaping

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In this classic demonstration of the technique, note how Tori pulls his opponent towards him thereby breaking his balance and causing Uke to 'float' whilst at the same time moving into a standard 'T' position relative to Uke.  He then reaps at the opposite leg so that his right foot takes Uke's right foot away causing Uke to fall to the rear.  It is best if Tori can avoid falling over Uke by stepping over his opponent as in this demonstration.


Here you can see the key components of this throw frame by frame:



Tall People

Tend to like the inner reaping throws. This is because they don't have to drop their hips so much but can turn in on an opponent thereby causing them to 'Jigotai' (enter defensive posture) which makes it easy to then sweep their leg away for them to fall to the rear.

The throw is equally effective for short people. It is a great combination in conjuction with almost any hip or shoulder technique.