How to throw with Yoko-Gake
2. Fall to the side uke is off balance.
3. As you drop down, sweep your partner’s foot.
Kosoto-Gake is another technique that requires you to attack the foot; this time instead of sweeping you reap the attack, and also, you maintain your upright position rather than falling on your own back as you throw.
If you want to be a great judoka you need great footwork! Good footwork means knowing where to place your feet (or foot) to be in the perfect-on-balance sweet spot for an attack. It also means being able to attack, unbalance and set-up your opponent.