Sukui-Nage is no longer a legal technique under the IJF Competition guidelines, but is still including the original Gokyo by the Kodokan. There are various ways to throw with Sukui-Nage (scooping throw); here we are going to look at pick up variation.

How to throw with Sukui-Nage

1. Sukui means scooping technique. Use your hands to grab around uke’s leg.
2. Bend your knees and lift uke into the air.
3. Rotate uke onto their back and lower towards the mat.

What’s the difference between Seoi-Nage and Sukui-Nage?

Although they may sound similar, Seoi-Nage and Sukui-Nage are completely different throws and it’s easy to tell them apart. Here is our animation of Morote Seoi-Nage to help you see the difference.

What’s does Nage mean?

The Japanese word Nage means “throw” or “throwing” and appears a lot in the names of different judo throws like tomoe-nage, ippon seoi-nage or sukui-nage.

Nage-waza is the umbrella term for all throwing techniques, and Nage-Komi is similar to Uchi-Komi but refers to when you practice throwing repetitions.

Nage-No-Kata is the name given to a kata, with 5 sets of three throws, both migi (right) and hidari (left).

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