Differences between the Seoi Otoshi and Seoi Nage


A while back we looked at Seoi Nage, which is a hand throw. Today we will be looking at Seoi Otoshi, which is a similar looking throw with a slight difference.

Seoi Otoshi is still a hand throwing technique (Te-Waza). On the left (Seoi Otoshi), you can see that the person in front has their legs spread out. On the right, the person in front (Attacker - Tori), has their legs placed more narrow. This allows for taller people to get under the opponent's centre of gravity without having to squat to get right under, as the shorter people can do much more easily

The right arm placement and grip is similar.

In the next few weeks, we will look into this technique with a bit more detail

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