Sumi-gaeshi is a sutemi-waza (sacrifice throw). Aim to surprise your partner dropping quickly underneath. Direct uke using the top of your foot against their inner thigh.

How to throw with Sumi-Gaeshi

1. First get uke moving. Pull uke towards you. Aim to get them to step forwards, over stepping their point of balance.
2. As uke comes off balance, fall backwards quickly.
3. Use the top of your foot against uke’s thigh. Steer uke over onto their back.
4. Follow the movement, rounding your back as your roll backwards and slightly to the side.

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