THROWS & COUNTER THROWS

The Kaeshi No Kata consists of ten attacking throws by Tori and ten counter throws by Uke. The Kata is designed to help develop and understand the fundamentals of attack and defence, which relates to an actual contest situation. The ten techniques of counter encourage Uke to anticipate and respond instinctively.

Tori (Attack)

 

Uke (Counter)

De Ashi Barai

to

Tsubame Gaeshi

Kouchi Gari

to

Hiza Guruma

Ouchi Gari

to

Kosoto Gari

Osoto Gari

to

Osoto Guruma

Kosoto Gari

to

Tai Otoshi

Harai Goshi

to

Ushiro Goshi

Hane Goshi

to

Harai Tsuri Komi Ashi

Uchi Mata

to

Uchi Mata Gaeshi

Koshi Guruma

to

Utsuri Goshi

Ippon Seoi Nage

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Uke Waza

 

The Kata should start with Uke and Tori standing facing each other at approximately three metres apart with Kamiza to Tori’s right. Uke and Tori bow to the Kamiza and then to each other.

Uke and Tori take a pace forward starting with the left foot first and then stand in the natural posture (Shizen Hontai).

Tori walks naturally to Uke, starting with the left foot, and will stop two feet in front of Uke. Tori and Uke both take a small step forward with the right foot. Tori then steps backwards leading Uke with his/her left foot throwing Uke with the first intended throw in a very slow manner. The same throw is then repeated at normal pace, whereupon Uke will counter throw with the intended counter. The first five techniques are performed while both Tori and Uke are moving. The attacking throw and counter will occur on the last third step of both Tori and Uke’s actions. The second set of five throws are performed while stationery.

Techniques are demonstrated slowly first, then repeated again at normal speed but with quick finish.