On Takedown Tuesday we dropped the gis and went nogi for the O-Goshi or Over-Under hip throw. You can find a demonstration of the O-Goshi in Karo Parisyan’s book "Judo for Mixed Martial Arts: Advanced Throws, Takedowns, and Ground Fighting Techniques" (page 107).
During the lesson, two points were brought up. First of all if you have your arms over-under on your opponent he also has it on you. This means you can’t muck around, once you have the position you have to capitalize on it quickly or your opponent might.
The second point was foot placement. You step over to the opposite foot. You don’t need to make a large sweeping step. If you step to far you will be off balance and your opponent will easily throw you onto your back.
Getting into a clinch and working for dominate position by pommelling (working to get under the opponents arm with yours) is common. I think someone who gets proficient with the O-Goshi might find they get to use it quite often. It severs well in both gi and nogi of course which makes it a excellent takedown for you arsenal.
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