Hikikomi Gaeshi - Backfall Reversal

Gokyo No Waza #43
   Judo Fundamentals  
  Kumikata - Migi          Shizentai - Migi  


  From migi Jigotai Uke attacks by attempting to grab for your legs as if to apply Morote Gari. As you retreat your left leg and lower your hips so that Uke’s grasp of your right leg is ineffective. Now release your grasp of Uke’s gi with both hands. The off balancing of Uke is directly towards his front as this is the direction in which he is moving to throw you. In order to retain your balance, lean forward onto Uke’s back.  


  From this position, slide your left hand around Uke’s waist, pressing in against his right side ribs. An alternative grip would be to grab Uke’s belt in the center of his back. With your right hand, slide it over Uke’s left shoulder so that your hand is place across Uke’s chest.

You should now be in a position similar to that of Sumi Gaeshi but in close contact with Uke. This is unlike Sumi Gaeshi where there is space between you. Make sure to keep your hips below Uke’s shoulders and Uke’s head tucked under your right arm. Your abdomen should be in contact with Uke’s right shoulder.


  To execute the technique, lift with both hands, pulling on Uke’s belt high toward your shoulder and lifting with your right as you drop to your back. Uke’s head should not touch the mat beside you but should float just above it. To complete the technique, continue to pull Uke as if to execute Tawara Gaeshi or Sumi Gaeshi. Uke should land on the mat just above your right shoulder with your head next to Uke’s head. Ideally, you should be able to roll over your right shoulder and immediately apply Tate Shiho Gatame.  
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