Kesa-Gatame

Step 1

There are many ways to start Kesa-Gatame, this is one example.

Step 2

Tuck uke’s arm tightly under your left arm and put your right arm around their neck, spread your legs into a ‘T’ position.

Escape from Kesa-Gatame

Step 1

kesa gatame escape Step 1

You can escape from any hold by trapping your partner’s legs with your own.

Step 2

kesa gatame escape Step 2

To escape, grab Uke around their waste and move towards your partner. Catch their leg with your legs.

Osoto-Otoshi

Step 1

Take hold of your partner’s sleeve and lapel. Your partner is called Uke in Japanese.

Step 2

Take a small step to the side of Uke, then swing your attacking leg past Uke’s knee.

Step 3

Bring your leg backwards against Uke’s calf, putting your foot firmly on the floor.

Step 4

Drive Uke backwards keeping control and allowing Uke to breakfall.

Osoto-Otoshi into Kesa-Gatame

Step 1

Start by throwing Osoto-Otoshi. If you are not sure how to do Osoto-Otoshi, look back at the technique.

Step 2

As Uke hits the ground, pull their arm upwards, opening up a space for you to move into.

Step 3

Slide into a sitting position beside Uke, slipping your arm around Uke’s neck.