A Bit of Judo

This is the second throw I learned out of the book–O-Soto-Gari, “major outer reaping.” You get the other guy’s weight all on one foot, the leg that’s “outside,” closest to you, and then you sweep that foot out from under him. The result will be a very gratifying “Thud!”

I don’t think I ever won a judo match with this throw. Everybody knows it, and is on guard against it. But it’s a fun throw to practice.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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