by Kaji Tue May 10, 2016 11:11 am
It is not easy to see, for it is not a big and fast motion in the video. At the 59 second mark, she did a leg reaping action that emphasised whole-body movement. Now this is a kata demonstration, so the technique is not exactly what one would have done if one was to really reap an opponent's leg for a ko-uchi-gari.
This was posted just to draw a parallel with another thread which discussed the concept of bunkai. I felt it opportune to link it here with a ko-uchi-gari application.
If you ask me what is the whole point of this? And, no, I'm not saying all judoka should go learn karate kata. It is that solo exercises have their merits, particularly for techniques such as ko-uchi-gari (and foot sweeps), where one needs to work on whole-body movements especially on how to use the hip effectively.