Sometimes you just Need to Throw a Chick

Ray-ray and Jen demo a terrific old school round-throw (tomoe nage) from a guard set up. Note the opposing grips balancing the uke on the foot (in this case Ray-ray’s right wedged to Jen’s hip). By pulling down with force on the collar (creating that flattened back) and gripping the heel of Jen’s left foot, Ray-ray executes the throw through the old push pull method. It works by itself once you get the set up right. While it looks like Jen could stop the fall with her right hand, the angle –more like a shoulder roll — makes it impossible.  Enjoy!

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