Kibisu Gaeshi - Heel Trip Reversal

Gokyo No Waza #51
   Judo Fundamentals  
  Kumikata - Migi         Shizentai - Migi  


  From a normal grip, pull with your left hand to entice Uke to step forward with the right foot.  Once Uke steps, your pull with the left hand should change to a downward direction so as to plant Uke on that foot and slow any attempt to avoid the technique.  


  Release the grip of your right hand and while stepping to the outside of Uke’s right foot with your left.  As you complete your step, squat down so you are in a position to reach Uke’s right heel with your right hand. Your pull with your left hand is important here and should be down and towards the right side of Uke so that Uke is off balance while you enter into the technique. 

Reach between Uke’s feet and with your palm open and cupped, hook the back of Uke’s right heel and pull is towards your right hip. As you begin the pull, begin to pull towards your left with your left hand and pivot your body towards the left as well.


  To execute the throw, continue to circle to the right and pull down with your left hand while lifting with your right. Both of your hands should pull outward away from your body and moving away from each other at the same time. Your right hand should be rising toward belt level and your left hand should be lowered toward belt level.  Since Uke no longer is able to change the placement of the right foot in order to regain balance, Uke should drop to the mat approximately where your left side was at the beginning of the technique.  
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