It's Thursday and on Thursdays we offer you more to learn. Last week we presented some katame-waza (Grappling techniques), but this time lets go back to the standing position.

Here you will discover judo techniques performed by three different nationalities of judoka, experts in three different nage-waza (Throwing techniques) techniques.

Did you know that the Kodokan, where modern judo now resides, has divided the nage-waza family into sutemi-waza and tachi-waza, the latter being devided into 3 different groups: hand/arm techniques (te-waza), hip techniques (koshi-waza) and leg techniques (ashi-waza).

Tachi-waza are standing techniques and include throws executed from a standing position.

Te-waza is the classification for 16 throwing techniques in which the use of the hands plays a central role. Koshi-waza is the classification for 10 throwing techniques in which the use of the waist and hips is at the centre of the execution. Ashi-waza is the classification for 21 throwing techniques in which the use of the feet and/or legs is most important.

Don’t forget that each one of the judo techniques that we present can be done on the left side and also on the right side.

Te-waza: tai-Otoshi (体落) by #JudoKids

Check out how current world champion Sone Akira does it perfectly on the World Judo Tour: CLICK HERE

Koshi-waza: o-goshi (大腰) by #JudoKids

Check out how Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi often scores ippon with her beautiful o-goshi: CLICK HERE

Ashi-waza: sasae-tsurikomi-ashi (支釣込足) by #JudoKids

Last but not least, see how the technician Denis Iartcev throws his opponents with sasae-tsurikomi-ashi: CLICK HERE

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