o goshi

Lets talk about O goshi

O goshi means major hip throw in Japanese. It’s one of the original 40 throws in judo and I see it often taught to white belts in their first few classes only for it to be a constant point of frustration later on down the road.

Its in a lot of other martial arts as well but they don’t really get into great detail   about the finer points. But don’t worry I had the same trouble with this throw when I was a white belt.

First big thing is lets talk about this throw. O goshi is a koshi-waza or hip technique. So right away we know a major component of the throw. Heck its called MAJOR HIP THROW.

Before I go on any further hers a quick breakdown of the components of a throw

“Kuzushi"- off-balancing the opponent

“Tsukuri”- “fitting in”, or positioning yourself for the throw

“Kake”- completing the throw.

So for our Kuzushi or off balancing the key point I want to remind people is don’t just shoot in for O goshi. No matter the throw if you don’t off balance your opponent you risk a counter such as Ura Nage.

Trust me being on the receiving end of an Ura Nage fucking sucks.

So what we need to do is make sure entry is crisp and that you can affect their posture.  A trick that often gets neglected by white belts is the rotation of the arm when you throw.

See how his elbow points up as he goes in? That helps add force and breaks down the posture of the UKE (Person receiving the throw). This elbow trick is so underrated and is very important.

A more simple issues that most beginners have is poor hip placement. When they are having trouble with the throw the first place they/you should look at is the footwork. If they can’t get their hip over enough that means that the issue is almost always the footwork.

The final major tip for O goshi is don’t just shoot from it when you’re square with eachother Do it when you are at an angle or set it up. Attack or enter form the side and you’ll find you’ll be getting it more and more. Also If its not straing up judo get that sexy belt grip.

See how blue is not directly in front of white? This is a much better angle of entry for a judo throw.

So that’s enough rambling for now. O goshi has a lot more depth than we give it credit for.  Studying tips and tricks can make it a pretty formidable move.

schntgaispocks  asked:

tell me ur davekat headcanons for their first cuddle, first handholding, and first kiss

ooo boy o gosh

i bet their first cuddle was “ironic.” like theyre sitting together watching romcoms right?? and daves like “hahaha karkat (i like u) this is so lame like o man this is so homo (like how im homo(demi) for u) haha only way this could be any more ironic (perfect) is if we cuddled” and karkat rolls his eyes but dave just keeps going (and karkat didnt want to NOT…..) so hes like if i let u cuddle me will u shut up and they fkn (”ironically”) cuddle for the duration of that movie.. twice, probably. and most days for forever after on the meteor.

for their first handholding, imagine if the mayor was involved?? like they were playing in can town or smtn and they went to play around and mayor grabs either of their hands and as them grab each others so they can play like ring around the rosey or smtn, whatever skaia would have?? or just to play around in general and just o no theyre so glad for the excuse ok its adorable

ive talked about this kiss canon but like..! please imagine them spooning wile watching their daily romcoms and like karkat looks over his shoulder to murmur smtn to dave and they just kinda.. do it. they kiss and settle back in and like .6 seconds later they both stiffen up bc holy shit did we just- did that just- holy shit

BJJ Question

For all the BJJ practitioners and grapplers what is your takedown like? In my gym we mainly start from a kneeling position if we are rolling and we don’t do a lot of takedowns. I was just wondering who has tips to practice throws? I only know basic osoto-gari, o-goshi and ippon seoi nage. Not that I can do these well, these are just the basic takedowns I learned in TKD, which I know I can implement into my grappling. 

Any tips?


And you ask why Japan is the nº1 country in world of Judo?

This is Abe, 18 years old, throwing 3x the 3x world champion, Ebinuma, in the  Japanese Olympic trials.

First it was Wazari by Osoto-gari (Yamashita style), then it was Yuko by Sode-tsurikomi-goshi (but if you give it wazari it wouldn’t be a scandal) and finally, the Ippon using the combo O-goshi -> Tai-otoshi.

Note: Ebinuma is still going to the Olympics and Abe.


My kind of monster: Shohei Ono (JPN)

This guys is such a force of Judo, always going for this big ippons, like Osoto-gari, Uchi-mata, O-goshi… it’s just impressive the way he manhandles his opponent’s! 

He won the world title again this year, like he did it in 2013.

In the 3rd round he used Osoto-gari (maybe Osoto-guruma) to throws my friend Jorge Fernandes (POR).