Osoto gari - Large outer reap

By Yossi Sheriff

Osoto gari (אוסוטו גרי) is a Judo and Ninjutsu throw that is classified as a foot throwing technique.

Video of Judo Osoto gari

The knowledge and expertise of the above video are the courtesy of Yoel Libster.

Video of advanced Ninjutsu osoto geri tutorial

Ninjutsu Osoto geri

2nd Video of Osoto gari technique in Ninjutsu

This is an osoto geri performed against a Tsuki attack.

Video tutorial of Judo osoto gari

Video of Ninjutsu Osoto gari Uchikomi

Description of Osoto gari

This throw is achieved by stepping to the opponent's side while pulling the sleeve of the same side outwards and downwards- and the other side of his gi backwards and outwards thus shifting his balance to only one leg. At this stage all that is needed is a swift sweep of the leg (at the lower calf/heel) while continuing the motion of the hands. Note that the first step should take the initiator of the throw behind the line of his opponent's legs- otherwise he would be as likely to be thrown as his opponent- strength and weight will become heavier factors.

Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. Intermediate level of expertise
  2. Low level of violence
  3. Medium level of violence
  4. High level of violence