This is a Ko Uchi Gari(minor inside reap) that follows a foot-push set-up we call the Zdenek, after Czech Judo coach Zdenek Matl, who’s developed a series off attacks off the inside push.
The push is low and inside the foot, like an inside-out foot sweep. It provides a world of great balance breaks and openings. The Ko Uchi following it is a simple throw, high-percentage throw.
In these photos and video, Kyle Sloan plays tori (thrower) and Cameron Seimens is uke (being thrown).
Kyle is advancing in-step with Cameron. A common mistake is trying to throw static, when a moving opponent is can be thrown effortlessly.
2: The Zdenek
Kyle pushes inside Cameron’s foot as he steps back. The objective is to push the foot farther back and outside the intended step.
Kyle’s Zdenek foot becomes his plant foot.
Kyle brings his rear foot forward under his center of gravity and supports his weight with that foot. This shift has to happen quickly to take advantage of the off-balance.
Kyle sweeps inside Cameron’s foot to complete the throw. The sweeping foot should always be pointed and brush close to the mat.