Yoko-gake (Side Hook)
Tori and Uke step forward each other to a distance of about 60cm (Photo 1).
Movement 1: While stepping forward with his right foot, Uke attempts to grasp Tori in Migi-shizen-tai . Tori seizes this opportunity, grasps Uke in Migishizen-tai and pulls Uke to attempt to break the balance forward while taking one step backward by Tsugi-ashi from his left foot. Responding to Tori ’s pull, Uke takes one step forward by Tsugi-ashi from his right foot so as to try to protect his stability (Photo 2).
Movement 2: Tori again takes one step backward by Tsugi-ashi from his left foot and breaks Uke ’s body slightly in an oblique position while making Uke to take one step forward by Tsugi-ashi from his right foot (Photo 3).
Movement 3: Tori retreats his left foot slightly, moves his right foot close to his left foot and breaks Uke ’s balance to the outside of little toe of Uke ’s right foot sufficiently using both of his hands effectively when Uke steps forward with the right foot keeping the posture of an oblique position (Photos 4-①②). Tori sweeps, as thrusting, below the outside of ankle of Uke ’s right foot from its outer front with the sole of his left foot while throwing his own body onto the left side (Photos 5, 6- ①② ), at the same time, he pulls to scoop his left hand as drawing an arc while assisting it with his right hand and throws Uke in his left side (Photos 7, 8, 9).
Tori rises to stand on the right side toward Shomen and Uke rises to stand on the left side toward Shomen facing Tori in the proper distance. Then both Tori and Uke grasp in Hidari-shizen-tai to perform right “Yoko-gake ” in the same manner as before.