Kote Gaeshi

what is kote gaeshi?

Kote Gaeshi is simply translated into wrist turn. 

Kote litteraly means small hand (wrist) and Gaeshi comes from the verb Kaeru. The meaning is turn or return. 

Your opponent can be attacked, taken down and controlled in various manners. Kicks, punches, sweeps and throws and just some of the options. 

Generally, it is said that Karate specialises in punching and kicking. It's true to some extent, but not so true if you dig deeper:

We learn the principle through our stances, blocking, punching and kicking. The next step is to learn how they can be used.

Karate's principle if by far limited to punching and kicking only, it's only limited by your understanding.

Of course in Wado, we practise a blend of Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu and Okinawa Karate giving us more direct access to techniques such as Kote Gaeshi. 

Learn kote gaeshi step by step with this videoseries

how to grab for kote gaeshi

There are different ways to do Kote Gaeshi. Whichever way you use, you have to grab him correctly instantly. I designed this Ippon Kumite specifically for that purpose.

adapt kote gaeshi to close range

Unfortunatly, the opponent doesn't let you do what you want like your friend does in the Dojo. Here's what to do if you don't have the time and space to do the regular version.

three fundamental elements of kote gaeshi

Here's how it's easy to create variations and adapt to different angles and distances: simply apply the three fundamental elements of Kote Gaeshi.

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applications of kote gaeshi

kote gaeshi from junte dori

tanto dori with kote gaeshi

kote nage dori from seminar 2013

kote nage dori ohyo

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