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Kaeshi-waza

Counter technique: uke transforms tori's technique without interrupting the flow by taking advantage of an opening in tori's movement or stance. For example, an ikkyo technique can be countered with an ikkyo by changing the position.


Kiri-otoshi

"Cut fall", downward throw with a cutting movement


Kokyu-ho

Breathing power exercise and throw, usually from suwari-waza responding to the ryote-dori attack. The goal is to redirect and throw uke.

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Kokyu-nage

Breathing power throws, i.e. all techniques that do not use levers or grabs, but let uke's energy go past or redirect it using a simple contact.

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Kokyu-nage-Naname

Breath throw with direct entry into the partner (tachi-waza).

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Koshi-nage

Hip throw


Kotegaeshi

"Reversed-wrist throw" - a technique where uke is thrown with a contact at the wrist. This is a very popular technique for break falls.

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