Judo Throws

Tapping From A Judo Throw

by Ryan Fiorenzi on December 31, 2012

In this MMA fight Cory Devela (from Cowboy Karate!) throws Joe Riggs with a Judo throw called harai goshi (starts at 4:25).

Riggs get double underhooks and a bearhug, tries to finish the bearhug with a trip, and gets thrown with a beautiful counter.

Notice the off balancing and hip position of Devela that happens right before the throw at 4:33.  Beautiful!


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