Ko-Soto-Gari is an ashi-waza so get ready with your feet! Curl the sole of your foot around uke’s outside heel and slide uke’s foot smoothly towards you.
How to throw with Ko-Soto-Gari
1. Pull uke towards you so they take a step forward and place their full weight onto their foot.
2. Use the sole of your foot. Hook the outside of uke’s ankle and smoothly pull uke’s foot forwards.
3. Control uke’s fall towards the mat. Steer uke backwards, using your grip on the lapel and sleeve.