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Morote gari

Morote gari
Illustration of a Morote-gari (double leg takedown) in Judo
Illustration of a Morote-gari throw in Judo.
Classification Nage-waza
Sub classification Te-waza
Targets Legs
Counter Tawara gaeshi
Kodokan Yes
Technique name
Rōmaji Morote-gari
Japanese 双手刈
English Two-hand reap

Morote gari (双手刈) is a double leg takedown adopted later by the Kodokan into their Shinmeisho No Waza (newly accepted techniques) list. It is categorized as a hand technique, Te-waza.

Soto Morote

Whereas morote gari is a frontal attack, The Canon Of Judo describes soto morote as a hanmi-irimi technique, where tori is on uke's side.


  • Ohlenkamp, Neil (2006) Judo Unleashed basic reference on judo. ISBN 0-07-147534-6.

Further reading

External links

  • Collection of Morote Gari Videos

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