Yoko sutemi - Side sacrifice

By Yossi Sheriff

Yoko sutemi (יוקו סוטמי) is a throw that is classified as a sacrifice throwing technique. This throw is used in Judo, Ninjutsu and Wrestling.

Video of Yoko sutemi in randori

Video of under arm Yoko sutemi from collar tie

Video of Yoko sutemi

Description of Yoko sutemi

To perform this throw the user of the technique must, while holding the opponent- move to his side (right leg moves to the left and vice versa- thus crossing his legs). Next, the user turns around, towards the opponent while keeping the stepping leg in place, sits on the ground and places the foot of the other leg on his opponent's hip. Next, as the user falls on his back he pulls his opponent by his wrist and lapel and raises the foot which was placed on the opponent's hip upwards- throwing him over his head and torso- causing the opponent to land on his back.

Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

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