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Old 02-02-2006, 12:41 AM   #6
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Re: When is koshinage not koshinage?

Koshi nage = hip throw (koshi = hips).

Lower back, just above the hips. Anything higher isn't koshi, and can put a lot of undue stress on the back. There are other throws done higher, such as ganseki otoshi, but I wouldn't call anything higher a koshinage.

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