Gari & Barai



If uke refuses to move, load weight into his leg.
Root it like a tree, then cut it down.



If he moves, extend his step. 
Clear the foot as if sweeping away the leaves. 

 

Osoto gari & Kosoto gari
You can reap his leg from the outside, with either a large or small reap.

Ouchi gari & Kouchi gari
You can also reap his leg from the inside, with either a large or small reap.

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Osoto barai & Kouchi barai
You can sweep his leg from the outside, with either a large or small sweep.

Ouchi barai & Kouchi barai
You can also sweep his leg from the inside, with either a large or small sweep.


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The idea of treating a "gari" throw like a "barai" might be unusual in the judo world. But they're definitely worth exploring. It all depends on whether he has weight already on the leg, or if it's weightless. Learn to take advantage of both situations, this yin and yang. Then learn to create both situations.

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