Ogoshi (Large or major hip throw) is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by its founder Professor Jigoro Kano.  Ogoshi is classified as a hip throw. It is commonly practised in all Judo dojos.

In Aikido,  Ogoshi is one of the many forms of the technique referred to as koshi nage and can readily be applied as a response to most traditional attack forms.  Along with Uki goshi the throw is a common feature at training in our dojo.  Apart from its benefits in terms of teaching fundamental aiki principles such as taking balance and maintaining centre, it is an excellent way for beginners to safely learn to receive breakfalls.


In the below video produced by Windsong Dojo, the basic technical elements of the Judo application of this throw are explored.  The principles articulated in the video equally apply to koshi nage as practised in Aikido.

Windsong Dojo is a Judo and Aikido Dojo that publishes an array of insightful and easy to understand instructional videos on You tube.  Their you tube channel is highly recommended.


Detailed instruction

In the below video detailed and insightful instruction on how to correctly perform Ogoshi is given by Sampson Sampson (8th Dan).  Sampson Sensei generously posts many instructional videos. Those interested in quality on-line Judo instruction are recommended to peruse the Sampson Judo Channel on You tube.


Aikido perspective

In the below video produced by Senshin Center Dojo, in Santa Barbara, California, Aikido informative instruction is provided in the technique of Ogoshi from an Aikido perpective. As noted above, in Aikido Ogoshi is referred to as Koshi nage and treated as a hip technique.  Senshin Center Dojo post a wide range of insightful instructional videos on Aikido. To check them out see their channel titled “Senshinone”.