Mar 9, 2011

O Soto Gari - Outer Leg Reap - Judo

O soto gari is one of the most used, most devastating and also most difficult throws in Judo.

In this post I outline the basics of the technique, the key of the technique for intermediates, O soto gari against a left hander and O soto gari in combinations.

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Punch Kick Choke said...

Excellent post - Osoto Gari is usually the Judo throw I attempt and fail at the most, looks like I'm guilty of entering shoulders first.

Do you have a favorite go-to throw if it fails?

A Judoka said...
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A Judoka said...

Thanks. Glad you found it useful.

This sounds a bit show off-y but when I go for O soto 9/10 I complete it. This is only because I only go for it when I know I can score ippon.

This gets quite deep into advanced skills and awareness of debana. That's not to say I'm particularly good at Judo just that I've learnt when are the high percentage times to try O soto and how to hop it through to completion.

Anyway O soto is an incredible hard technique. Its taught really early on, but is actually one of the hardest techniques in Judo.

Combinations I usually use beginning with O soto are O soto to O uchi gari, O soto to De ashi barai and O soto to Tai otoshi.

Combinations I use ending in O soto are Sasae to O soto, Ko soto to O soto, O uchi to O soto and Uchi mata to O soto.