|Biomechanical classification||Koshi Waza||Kata Ashi yoridokoro|
« Breaking of Uke’s balance»
Tori must be able, at the end of the Kuzushi, to put Uke off balance towards the front and on his right (). Steps to achieve this are performed in two distinct stages :
At this stage, Tori’s legs are slightly, as they are at the and of Uke’s support. Tori’s favourable feet position completes the Kuzushi and allows him to easily proceed with the Tsukuri.
« Tori body placement»
Supporting himself on his left leg, Toriwhile maintaining a strong left arm traction towards Uke’s right .
When Tori takes positionwith Uke’s side chest to therefore maintain the off-balancing forward.
Tori’s right leg can leave its support position on the ground when Uke’s weight is for the most part transferred to his right (). This position is obtained with a continuous action of pushing Tori’s forearm and always keeping contact with Uke’s chest.
Once his body is in position, Tori finds himself supporting his weight only on his left leg. His left side and the initial part of his back are inwith Uke’s upper body. His right leg takes position, it is well-stretched, slightly outside, and its back part (back tie, knee’s popliteal fossa, calf) is against the front part of Uke ’s right leg .
« The throw»
To proceed with the throw, Tori must perform three actions :
Tori’ s “sweeping” action is performed from Uke ’s right to his left .
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