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6th Kyu Shomenuchi Iriminage Version 3 Ura

Downward strike to the head/ "Entering throw". This is the "classic" version. Nage approaches outside the strike to block, then turns Uke in a tenkan motion. It couldn't be stated enough that Uke should not be turned past your back, otherwise you lose control. Keep tenkan as Uke's head falls into your bent arm and slows down. Finish with downward wave motion.

Tip: Pushing in on Uke's closest hip helps to take him more off balance for the finish.