Hirotaka Okada – Kouchi Gake

Today we looked at Okada’s variation of Kouchi-Gake. Its ideal for a Left V Left or Right V right situation. He lets his opponent walk on to him and hooks the leg, then using an Uchi mata type movement with the leg he is using to hook he is able to throw his opponent. Watch the finishing position, very similar to Uchi Mata. Also note how his posture is bent over to his right at the beginning – inviting his opponent to attack with hiza guruma for example. There is also a need for flexibility in the hips when doing this technique.

Link to video below

Kouchi Gake

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