Ma-sutemi-waza (Rear Sacrifice Techniques)

Sumi-gaeshi (Corner Reversal)

Tori and Uke step forward each other to a distance of about 90cm (Photo 1).

Movement 1: While stepping forward with his right foot, Uke attempts to grasp Tori in Migi-jigo-tai . Responding to Uke , Tori also grasps Uke in Migijigo-tai (This grasping is to insert the right hand through the opponent’s left armpit to put the palm on his left back, while putting the left hand on the outside of opponent’s right upper arm just above the elbow to hold it, bend the upper body forward to put the head on the right side of opponent’s head each other and lower the hips slightly down.) (Photos 2- ① ② ). Tori takes one wide stride backward with his right foot while lifting Uke slightly up with his right hand. Responding to Tori, Uke moves his left foot forward (Photo 3).

Movement 2: Responding to Uke ’s trial to recover the balance, Tori attempts to lighten Uke ’s body upward using both of his hands effectively. Responding to Tori , Uke moves his right foot diagonally forward to his right so as to try to protect his stability (Photos 4, 5).

Movement 3: At the moment both of Uke ’s feet align, Tori break Uke’s balance straight forward while moving his left foot close to inner side of his right foot. While throwing his own body straight backward and putting his right instep on the upper part of hollow of Uke ’s left leg (Photos 6- ① ② ), Tori throws Uke overhead by spring up Uke ’s body from below and using both of his hands effectively (Photos 7, 8, 9).

Tori rises to stand on the right side toward Shomen and Uke stands on the left side toward Shomen facing Tori in the proper distance. Then, both Tori and Uke grasp in Hidari-jigo-tai to perform left “Sumi-gaeshi ” in the same manner as before.

When left “Sumi-gaeshi ” is finished, both return to their initial positions, turn around their bodies to move forward each other quietly and begin Yokosutemi-waza.


Kodokan Nage-no-Kata Textbook