Uki otoshi

Uki otoshi (floating drop) is one of the traditional forty throws of Judo as originally developed by its founder Professor Jigoro Kano.  The technique is categorised as a hand technique (Te waza).  It is commonly practised in all Judo Clubs.

It is not uncommon for Uki otoshi to be practised in Aikido dojos. In Aikido it is generally considered to be a form of Kokyu nage (breath throw).

Technical instruction

In the below video, detailed instruction is give on the technical aspects of Uki otoshi from a Judo kata perspective.


Aikido application from a cross hand grab

In the below video Ian Grant, Jeremy Gehrke and Peter Marendy Sensei demonstrate one of the traditional applications of the Aikido technique from a cross hand grab (Ai hanmi katatedori kokyu nage).  This application has a long history in Aikido stemming back to the 1950’s. Depending on the school, the technique is also referred to as Kosadori kokyu nage, Katate kosadori zenpo nage, or Ai hanmi katatedori menuchi kokyu nage.

The video was recorded at our former dojo premises on 14 January 2017 after a Saturday class.