Tai-Otoshi

Step 1

Pull your partner off balance and towards you. As you do take a small step towards Uke.

Step 2

Swing your support leg around and step your other leg across Uke’s pathway.

Step 3

Pull your partner’s sleeve to make them fall over your outstretched leg.

Step 4

Keep good balance as you throw supporting Uke’s fall by pulling upwards with the sleeve.

Tai-Otoshi into Yoko-Shiho-Gatame

Step 1

After you have thrown Uke with Tai-Otoshi you can follow up with Yoko-Shiho-Gatame.

Step 2

Begin by throwing with Tai-Otoshi as shown in a previous video.

Step 3

As Uke lands on the mat, drop down on one knee by Uke’s side.

Step 4

Grip around the neck and through the legs onto the belt to hold with Yoko-Shiho-Gatame.

Turnover into Yoko-Shiho-Gatame

Step 1

Start with Uke flat on the floor. Reach under one arm and with your other arm reach under the inside of Uke’s leg.

Step 2

Pull both grips towards you while pushing Uke over onto their back.

Step 3

Now apply Yoko-Shiho-Gatame.

Yoko-Shiho-Gatame

Step 1

Kneel at your partner’s side. Place one arm around the neck.

Step 2

The other arm should grip through the legs and onto the belt.

Escaping from Yoko-Shiho-Gatame using ‘Trap, Bridge and Roll’

Step 1

To escape from Yoko-Shiho-Gatame you will need to be able to bridge and roll.

Step 2

Grab the back of Uke’s jacket and push up with your legs. With your other hand, grab the inside leg.

Step 3

Keep rolling over, using your legs for power while controlling with your hands.

Step 4

You should end up on top, holding down your partner.