Re: When is koshinage not koshinage?
Feel free to correct me.
Koshinage is a softer version of Ogoshi Nage. Koshinage is done with lower back and more of a sweep. Ogoshi Nage is done when you pop the hips out and throw them Judo style.
The difference is in blending. With Koshinage you are using the persons forward momentum to throw them as with Aikido. With Ogoshi Nage you are going to be able to take their balance and use your hips to throw them. Thus making one a blending throw and the other a hard throw (Ogoshi Nage).