Nage Waza Bujinkan Black Belt Body Throws

Ninja “body throws” are a staple of many martial art schools.  In Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, there are dozens of different forms of body throws taught during first degree black belt training, and hundreds of additional variations of those basic forms.  They usually involve a series of grappling movements that first take the opponent off balance, lift them, and then rotate, flip or drop them onto the ground. In Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, more finishing maneuvers will usually follow the move to ensure the opponent is fully submissive and then a weapon attack or escape may also occur.

Nage Waza Bujinkan Body Throwing  Techniques

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You’ll see these Nage Waza body throw techniques in most martial arts, definitely in online authentic Ninjutsu Communities, although the names and terms will not be the same. These nage waza Bujinkan forms are fundamental techniques that are simply based on physics. Thousands of years of martial art battles have given warriors the chance to pass down these specific tactics based on the absolute basic form and motion of the human body, and how a second one can affect the motion of the first.

Nage waza (some Bujinkan Body Throw terms):

Osoto Nage – Major Outer Throw
Seoi Nage – Shoulder Throw
Ganseki Otoshi – Dropping a Big Rock
Ganseki Ori – Breaking a Big Rock
Ganseki Oshi – Pushing a Big Rock

Yoko Nagare – Sideways Flow
Tachi Nagare – Standing Flow
Tachi Nage – Standing Throw
Temakura – Hand Pillow
Koshi Nage – Hip Throw
Ippon Seoi Nage – One Arm Shoulder Throw
Ippon Zeoi Nage – One Arm Back Throw
Gyaku Ippon Zeoi Nage – Reverse One Arm Back Throw

Itami Nage – Pain Throw
Katate Nage – One Handed Throw
Oosoto Garuma – Major Outer Wheel
O Uchi Gake – Circle Throw
Karuma Nage – Wheel Throw
Sui Nage – Water Throw

Harai Goshi – Sweeping Hip Throw
Hiza Garuma – Knee Wheel
Hane Koshi – Popping Hip Throw
Uchi Mata – Inner Thigh Throw
Yoko Seoi Nage – Sideways Shoulder Throw

Advanced Karuma Gaeshi Nage – “Wheel Turn Throw”
Juji Nage –  “Figure #10 Throw” (2 versions)
Morote Gyaku Ippon Zeoi Nage – “Two Handed Shoulder Throw”
Ura Nage – “Reverse Throw”

Kubi Nage – “Neck Throw”
Gyaku Ippon Seoi – “Reverse #1 Shoulder Throw”
Empi Nage – “Elbow Throw”
Taki Otoshi – “Cataract Drop”


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