Summary of Saturday August 16th

August 17th, 2014 | Posted by judo in Class summary | Intermediate | News

Nage-waza (throwing technique):

Two sacrifice techniques (sutemi-waza) were demonstrated: tani otoshi (valley drop) and kani basami (crab pinch). These colourful names, which are different from the normal boring judo nomenclature, are typical of throws either preserved or reintroduced from traditional jujutsu styles. It’s worth noting, however, that kani basami is illegal in competition and is typically not used in randori to avoid knee injuries.

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