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Yoko-wakare / 横分 / The Art of Redirecting

below are two versions of Yoko-wakare. One is from the Kodakan the other, is named by the author as Hikkikomi Gaeshi / Yoko Wakare, I have included it as it is interesting. Exactly why the author called the throw Hikkikomi Gaeshi / Yoko Wakare I am not sure.

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Hikkikomi Gaeshi

Hikkikomi Gaeshi, as I understand it, is used to refer to a counter technique where the defender evades an opponent's attack and uses their momentum against them, throwing them to the ground. This technique requires timing, precision, and a deep understanding of the opponent's movements.

The term "Hikkikomi" can be translated to "drawing in" or "pulling," indicating the concept of redirecting the opponent's force. Gaeshi means "reversal" or "counter." Therefore, Hikkikomi Gaeshi involves drawing in the attacking force and countering with a throw.

This technique exemplifies the principle of using an opponent's energy against them, a fundamental concept in many martial arts.

I am not sure how the counter aspect of Hikkikomi Gaeshi applies to the video of that name below. But as I say I like the variation so I have included it.

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Yoko Wakare

As for Yoko Wakare itself, the term "Yoko" commonly means "side" or "horizontal," and "Wakare" means "separation" or "splitting." It is a technique where the defender utilizes their hip movement to unbalance the opponent to the side and throw them to the ground.

This technique often involves a dynamic sideward movement, with the defender stepping aside and using their hip to disrupt the opponent's balance. Yoko Wakare requires a good sense of timing, coordination, and the ability to read the opponent's intentions.

Judo places a significant emphasis on using an opponent's strength and movements against them, and Yoko Wakare is a great example of this strategic approach.

Hikkikomi Gaeshi / Yoko Wakare

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