Uzbekistan's Sharafuddin Lutfillaev is making waves with his dynamic throws such as this kosoto-/ura-nage hybrid which he did in his opening match at the 2015 Astana World Judo Championships.
Here is the breakdown of the technique, step-by-step.
|The throw begins with what could be considered a kind of kosoto-gake.|
|It quickly starts to transform into an ura-nage with the lifting of his left knee and with his back starting to arch towards the rear.|
|By now, it's clearly an ura-nage. Notice how high he has lifted his left knee and how fully committed he is to arching backwards.|
|With his left leg fully lifted and the full weight of his body pulling to the rear, his opponent is now airborne.|
|A smashing Ippon!|