kakezori

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 掛け反り, literally "hooking backwards body drop".

Noun[edit]

kakezori (plural kakezori)

  1. (sumo) A kimarite in which the attacker, with his head under one of his opponent's arms, takes an inside grip on the opponent's mawashi and twists him over a leg while driving his head into the opponent's side to force him over backwards.