White to Blue Belt – Take Down – The Hip Throw

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  1. Jorge S February 19, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    We practice this technique very similarly at our school and it is taught whereby the second foot comes in close to the first foot to maintain symmetry with the feet. Kind of like a baseball catcher but not as low. I notice that your second foot stays outside pointing in the opposite direction. Is there as specific reason for that?

    Secondly, after having blocked the first punch, is it a major concern if the attacker starts to move away in a circular path. Specifically to the side where he punched. This would mean that the person is aware of your defense ahead of time. Just wondered if this is something to worry about. Great material and detail as always.

    • Christian S July 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

      The footwork is a bit different from what I’ve been taught as well. But it’s worth practicing this variation because there’s great potential in scooping underneath the opponent’s center of gravity.

      I dont’ think that there should be a major concern to the path of circling away. Most of the time the attacker is going to launch a double attack and by doing so, he will more often than not circling into you, giving the underhook. So, cover yourself, tuck your chin, bite your teeth and go in for the clinch. That’s just my experience.

  2. Ray K February 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Henry, what if you can not get the undertook on the opposite arm? If he’s in a boxing stance and keeping his elbow on the far arm close to his body. How should we respond in this situation?

  3. Michael H February 21, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Should my head be high up next to his chin?

    I’m about 5’3″. I assume this is not a good idea to perform this against someone that is a lot taller than me.

    • Hurraira K January 27, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      I tried this on my friend who weighs a lot more than me but i couldn’t lift him up,can you tell me some tips on how i can deal with this?

  4. Chuck M July 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Love it, know this move for years and now I know it better. I also was taught to keep feet closer together.

  5. Patrick J July 28, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I’ve seen this taught NUMEROUS times and I have a pretty extensive background in judo. This is easily the best instruction on this I have ever seen.

  6. Patrick L November 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    This is awesome!! I love it

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