Just to show that I do practice what I preach, I took some pictures of drills with the littlest, cutest judo players I was working with at practice on Sunday and you can see this is how a person does a shoulder throw.
First, you get a grip on your opponent's right arm, with your left hand about at the elbow and your right arm around her right arm. Both of your feet should be in front of or between your opponent's feet.
- It's too difficult for beginners to learn a throw and pin all in the same day
- It's dangerous to throw and pin before they know how to fall
- People, especially beginners, don't like to take hard falls like they would if they were thrown and then their opponent went into a pin. Better to just start on the mat.