March 2017, Day 4, Sadanoumi v Ishiura

OK, get out your notebooks, Ishiura’s teaching class today. This is a prime example of a picture-perfect shitatehineri (twisting underarm throw).

Step 1: Underarm grip. Left side. As far around the back as you can reach.

Step 2: Front-belt grip. Right hand. 180 degrees from your other hand.

Step 3: Pull with the left, push with the right. Like opening a giant jar of pickles, except the jar is your opponent and let’s not take the pickles metaphor too far, ‘kay?

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