Hikikomi-gaeshi & Sumi-gaeshi: What is The Different?
Even knowing that you define a throw as different from another throw by whether it breaks the balance differently from the other throws, there are still throws where it is very hard to see this difference. Hikikomi-gaeshi (below) and Sumi-gaeshi (also Below) are two such throws.
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It is only when paying attention to the position of the hands and not being distracted by the fact that the foot goes into the same position in both throws that you can see how different the kuzushi is in each.
By Troi grabbing the belt or the arm in Hikikomi-gaeshi the balance is broken completely differently from Sumi-gaeshi where Tori lifts both arms and then falls underneath Uke's centre.