Kawazu Gake - Leg Entanglement Hook

Gokyo No Waza #62
   Judo Fundamentals  
  Kumikata - Migi        Shizentai - Migi  


  From a right natural posture pull Uke forward towards his left front corner (hidari mae sumi) with your right hand against his left lapel. This should cause Uke to step forward with his left foot.  

Uke will advance his left foot in a larger-than-normal step.


  At the moment when his left foot is on the point of touching the mat, quickly extend your right leg between Uke's legs as if to perform O Uchi Gari. Continue turning towards your left as you insert your right leg between Uke's.

Turn towards your left so that you and Uke are facing the same direction. Your leg should be hooked around Uke’s from the inside out. You are now over-rotated for O Uchi Gari and are driving your right foot forward, which is hooked around Uke's left leg, out from under him.


  Flex your right leg forward while thrusting your hips backward. You and Uke will fall straight back with you landing immediately to Uke’s left side with your right leg entangled around Uke’s left. 

NOTE: This is a prohibited technique and cannot be used in Shiai. Using this technique will result in Tori being penalized Hansoku Make (disqualification). When performing this technique in practice, take special care not to injure your partner’s knee as this is common for this technique and the main reason it was banned.
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