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Sasae - otoshi

Sasae tsurikomiashi is a prime example of otoshi in judo. Notice that the throw happens right on the footfall, mostly inline with uke's feet, and produces a cartwheel-type airfall - all characteristics of otoshi motion. Both of the following videos are superb.
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Also of interest in the second video, there is some resistance or hesitation for just an instant on the part of the uke, and this hesitation gives the throw a guruma-type motion (remember how guruma happens an instant after otoshi?). As uke begins to cartwheel he attempts to withdraw for just a moment and this starts him log-rolling through the air. This is more visable in the slow motion segments toward the middle and end of the second film.
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