Yoko Gake: Nage No Kata, Dai Gokyo (5th Group)This is one of the throws that Judoka have a lot of trouble with. Yoko Gake is the first throw of the last set of the Nage No Kata and the last throw of the Gokyo.
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The level of discomfort you feel when being thrown with Yoko Gake is dependent on how good your breakfalls are. This is because the landing for this throw is very hard. Tori cannot give any support as it is a sacrifice throw. In fact, this whole set(the 5th in the five sets or 5 lessons or the Gokyo of Professor Kano's Judo) is sometimes known as the Sutemi Waza group.
I kind of get the designation of Sutemi Waza group because most of the throws are sacrifice throws, but not all. Still, it's not a bad designation.
But getting back to the point almost inevitably the problem people have with Yoko Gake is in the last step before the throw; the Kazushi. This video shows clearly the drawing of Uke onto his toes and this is the precise step people don't do. Without this step, Tori tends to slam Uke with his foot and instead of Uke going over, Tori is met with an immovable object.