Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame

Step 1

This hold is very similar to Kesa-Gatame.

Step 2

Hold under Uke’s arm instead of around Uke’s neck.

Escape from Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame

Step 1

Here is another way to escape from Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame. Begin by moving in a circle.

Step 2

When Uke’s body is in line with yours push strongly and sit up as quickly as you can.

Step 3

Keep pushing Uke backwards and move your legs around to finish in a holding position.

Uki-Goshi

Step 1

Let go of your lapel grip and hug Uke around the waist. Turn in and pin Uke to your hip.

Step 2

Make sure you maintain the tight hold on your partner.

Step 3

Keep pulling on the sleeve to rotate your partner onto their back.

Step 4

Finish the throw, supporting your partner. Uke should remember to breakfall as they land.

Uki-Goshi into Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame

Step 1

After you have thrown with Uki-Goshi you can follow up into Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame.

Step 2

First throw your partner with Uki-Goshi as shown in a previous video.

Step 3

As Uke lands, go down onto one knee, slide your right arm under their arm and sit through.

Step 4

Keep hold of your grip on Uke’s sleeve, pulling their arm up tightly under your own.