Ura Nage Back Throw: A Simple Takedown Technique

Ura Nage Back Throw: A Simple Takedown Technique

Ura nage in Japanese terminology means the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. Worth noting, it’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique.

Many people feel this is a very advanced technique but it isn’t – it teaches a good solid body position throwing skills. That’s why it’s typically approached as basic. It’s a true throw and not just a takedown.

There are many set ups for Ura Nage. It can either be used as an offensive technique where you initiate the move or as a defensive counter attack move.

If your Jiu-Jitsu skillset lacks worthwhile takedown techniques, then you should definitely learn the Ura Nage Back Throw.

It’s one of the easiest takedown techniques out there.
Here’s how to execute it, as shown by Firas Zahabi:

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