The first principle of throwing in judo is 'Kuzushi', breaking balance.
All Judo Academy students will have heard this term used every week in their judo class, from 5 years old.
Below, Neil Adams gives a clear and concise breakdown of how he teaches 'Kuzushi'. Understanding this principle will go a long way in helping you understand how to throw in judo.
You can find more information on the 4 principles of throwing on the grading page of our website, a fine article by Jim Toland. www.thejudoacademy.com/Grading