Ushiro-Goshi CounterintuitiveIt's Always fascinated me that Ushiro Goshi is considered a stand-alone throw.
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I mean I've never seen it performed in any situation other than a counter to another Judo throw. In fact, most of the referees that I know consider the throw as a takedown and won't score it when you get your opponent to the ground. I wonder if there are any judo players that practice Ushiro Goshi from their own entry rather waiting for Uki to move in first?
It can be done. All you have to do is preemptively enter from the side of Uki rather that waiting for Uki to step into a throw position. It could be a good throw to use instead of a leg grab which is now illegal in competition.
This version of Ushiro Goshi does not show the above entry but it is a nice example of it as a counter and does it in slow motion.