May 2017, Day 6, Takanoiwa v Shodai

Our first tripping technique comes on Day 6, as Takanoiwa takes advantage of Shodai’s sideways posture to hook his right leg around Shodai’s left and drop him backwards with the sotogake, or outside leg trip. It’s a nice setup, forcing Shodai to defend against the right-handed overarm belt grip, and finishing the move with a left hand to the chin.

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