Hari-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi: On Top Judo Throw

I really like this version of Hari-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi.

The traditional version is much harder to execute because it relies more or less on Uke running backwards, backing away or at the very least backing up some whilst Tori is in very close range, to pull it off.

This is great if your partner is determine to fight an in close contest. Which is not something that I see too many players do and for good reason.

Any player who plays an in close contest is setting themselves for potentially easy Judo throws like Ko-Soto-Gake or a variation of Ko-Uchi-Gari. It is very hard to defend when you are in close.

The video bellow gives a much better alternative for Hari-Tsuri-Komi-Ashi that means you are not reliant on your Uke's in close game.

Plus the fact that you end up on top of your opponent; a very good place to be.

All in all this version makes a this Judo throw much more versatile and potentially much more useful.

Be nice to your partner when you are beginning to practicing this throw however. You may want to start out practicing it on a crash mat first, until you both get used to it. Partners tend not to be available for practice if you break their ribs.

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