Obi Otoshi:For Demonstration Purposes OnlyWho wants to do only competition throws. I guess if that's your only passion and all you live for then you do but for the rest of us there is a whole world of Judo to explore, even if it can only even be a demonstration throw. Obi Otoshi is one such throw.
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For that matter it's difficult to see how this could be useful as a self defense throw either. Most modern belts don't have the kind of give that Judo belts have and would be difficult to grab in a useful way. Still it is not impossible so therefore it is not inconceivable that it may be of use on the street one day.
As a throw it's a bit awkward but that only adds to the fun of practicing it.