Major Outer Reaper

5.00(14 Ratings)


The Osoto Gari (translated to Major Outer Reap) is a staple judo throw. You can find footage of it being performed in the dojos of Japan dating back a hundred years. It is a timeless technique, used constantly in judo competition. However, in submission grappling, kids seem to pick it up and use it faster than adults. The reason likely lies in the lack of time dedicated to stand-up techniques in most jiu-jitsu academies.

In this course, I aim to use my knowledge as a judo and jiu jitsu black belt to add this weapon of a throw to your arsenal. I`ve meticulously structured this course to progress from the basic principles to advanced combinations, while not forgetting about nogi, complete beginners and even self-defense.

The basic principle behind the Osoto Gari is simple: Pull your opponent`s weight so that he`s standing on one leg and then chop that leg away. My goal for this course is equally clear and simple. After watching this and practicing the osoto, you WILL hit this LIVE or I will personally give you your money back. – Miha Perhavec, Course Author & Jiu Jitsu X co-founder

Target Audience

  • Judo enthusiasts
  • Those who don't feel confident in their stand up game
  • Grapplers who want to intimidate their opponent with takedowns
  • For those who want to use judo for self defense

Topics for this course

37 Lessons

Osoto Gari Basics

Pure Judo Osoto Gari

Osoto Gari For Jiu Jitsu

Combinations, Entries and Counters

Nogi Osoto Gari

Self Defense Osoto Gari For The Streets

For Super White Belt Beginners

How To Use The Drilling Programs

About the instructors

Are You Tired of Your Training Partners Making Fun of You for Always Pulling Guard?


It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. It’s where you feel safe. You’ve brushed off their remarks up to this point, but secretly you want to surprise them one day. You want to walk into that gym and throw them, like they never thought you could. In a flash, they’ll be on the ground, not quite knowing what hit them


Much like any blockbuster movie arch, your hero story requires a mentor. The Yoda to your Luke. The Mr. Miyagi to your Daniel LaRusso. The Gandalf (or maybe the Aragorn) to your Frodo Baggins. You get the point


Enter, Miha Perhavec. 


Miha Will Teach You The Powers of Judo


Born in a small town in Slovenia, Miha grew up trying out a variety of sports. At about age 9, he tried judo, which Slovenia has a strong tradition of. 


He describes his early history in martial arts as:

I was fortunate to train with some future Olympic medalists and receive my black belt [in judo] when I was 18. I got frustrated with the rules changing all the time, making the sport a less complete grappling art, so I quit and started MMA training. Luckily for me the team in my hometown was under Alliance jiu jitsu and I eventually switched to just grappling.”


Although he ultimately transitioned away from competing in judo, that didn’t mean ceasing his judo training. In fact, it’s still a large part of Miha’s training regimen to this day, as well as something that continues to prove its worth in jiu jitsu competitions. 


Miha’s course on Jiu Jitsu X, Major Outer Reaper, is exactly what you need if you’re intimidated by takedowns, intrigued by judo, or seeking self-defense techniques. The course focuses on one of Miha’s go-to judo techniques, the Osoto Gari. As a student of the course, you’ll explore how the Osoto Gari appies in both gi and no-gi jiu jitsu, judo, and self-defense scenarios. 


Major Inner Reaper, his follow-up to Major Outer Reaper, explores the Ouchi Gari, another of Miha’s most versatile judo-for-jiu jitsu techniques. It even offers transitions to other judo options, such as:

  • Osoto Gari

  • Uchi Mata

  • Kouchi Gari

  • Harai Goshi


Beyond just judo, it touches on how the move works in combination with jiu jitsu options like the collar tie, body lock, and single leg. 


Though his self-appointed specialties include “judo, leglocks, and being mean”, you’ll find that Miha is quite cognizant of teaching students how to approach these techniques safely. If you’re generally a bit apprehensive about performing throws, worry not! Under a thick layer of “Slovenian flavor” and sarcasm, this is a teacher who cares about “changing people's lives for the better by making them fall in love with jiu jitsu.”


But Why Learn Judo from Miha VS Any Other Instructor?


For starters, his Jiu Jitsu X courses receive rave reviews like this one: 


Have you ever played Street Fighter II and the computer would just walk up, effortlessly throwing you with perfect timing, and you’d sit there, chucking your controller to the floor while shouting “That’s Cheating!!!!” That’s what this course [will] make you feel like...cheating. But what if it told you it’s actually legal. After watching this course, you [will] walk amongst your daily life but with a Terminator like HUD. Identifying every opportunity to osoto the mortals amongst you. Kids, Grandma, Bears? No one is safe.” 


Furthermore, as someone who has traveled and trained all over the world, he brings a huge range of knowledge to his instruction. 


As he began to focus on grappling, he realized that Slovenia didn’t offer the high caliber competitors he would need to rapidly improve, so he began traveling all over to compete. During that time, he accumulated many accolades: 

  • 5 IBJJF No-gi European medals

  • Multiple IBJJF Open wins

  • Reaching the World Championships in Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi


Around 2017-2018, he and his wife Emma took off on a 2 year world tour, traveling to and training in locales such as: the United States, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Singapore, Dublin, Hawaii, and Japan. Miha was able to secure a few prestigious wins along the way, including in the 2018 New Zealand No-Gi Absolute Division. 


A 2021 Grappling Insider article about his promotion to jiu jitsu black belt under Keenan Cornelius also points out that he “holds a 3-1 record in Polaris, losing only to 10th Planet stand-out Richie ‘Boogeyman’ Martinez.” 


If you watch any of his matches, you’ll recognize that his success can often be attributed to his understanding of both judo and jiu jitsu, and how the two work together.


Miha Also Has a Deep Understanding of Online Instruction, and How to Make it Valuable for the Student


Miha’s several courses on Jiu Jitsu X are expertly structured to take you, the student, through the instruction in the most effective way possible. He actually has a lot of experience not just in teaching online courses, but in presenting online courses taught by others to students seeking their knowledge. 


He is currently the co-owner and co-founder of both Legion AJJ and Jiu Jitsu X alongside Keenan, where he brings a depth of knowledge to the table. Prior to arriving in San Diego, he ran Yoga for BJJ, helped Keenan originally release Lapel Encyclopedia, and assisted Kit Dale with his Art of Learning Jiu Jitsu


He also could be described as a lifetime student. He has a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Global Security & Conflict Resolution, and would probably consider his snobbery about coffee akin to that of whatever mastery title would apply. Black coffee blackbelt? 


You can check out his precise pour over technique in his FREE cooking course, also available on Jiu Jitsu X, Kitchen Tap (did we mention he appreciates a good pun?). The course also includes a ton of meal options for keeping your body prepared for intense physical performance. A pleased reviewer wrote: “Fantastic. 10 out of 10. Would cook again.” 

You can keep up with Miha’s training and ice-bathing here on his Instagram page. We are also obligated to mention that you can follow him and Emma’s chihuahua, Zooka, here on her own page. Other than that, enjoy your path towards becoming, as Miha puts it, “antifragile”!
5.00 (23 ratings)

4 Courses

Student Ratings & Reviews


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Great instruction and a very fun course. I was able to hit an osoto gari in class before even fully finishing the course just based on the first half.

Good course, look forward to throwing guys with osto gari

Amazing course! My standup is pretty horrible, so a course like this that takes the guesswork out is huge

Honestly to God this is the best video I’ve gotten in a long time. Well, this and his inner reaper video. It gives you a ton of confidence in your stand up game. Not too many people at my gym see these take downs very often. I am not good and I started hitting these immediately. Especially the inner reaper. I could not recommend this tutorial enough. Well done

This course is fantastic! I started hitting the Osoto Gari on some good opponents within a couple of weeks of watching the course. It is now my go-to takedown.

This course is gold!

This was one of the first moves I learned when I joined the Marine Corps years ago and of course when I started BJJ I wanted so bad to land it on someone because it basically leads right into attacking the back. But I`ve never been able to land it until now.

Miha`s a great instructor with a sense of humor. The course is broken up in digestible pieces that I`ve been watching in little pieces throughout the day. I also have Travis Steven`s course and while that`s also a good course if you`re trying to experience all the drills it takes to be an Olympian, if you just want to launch your siblings (and your training partners) into tomorrow, Miha`s course will get you there much faster.

This course has it all! Gi, Nogi and self defense all laid out in great detail that`s accessible for all levels.
Miha is a top notch instructor and comical.
This course is an absolute steal and shouldn`t be passed over.
Can`t wait for more!

Eastern European Comedy + A Deadly systems approach to Bury your foes 6 feet beneath the mat. Have you ever played Street Fighter II and the computer would just walk up effortlessly throwing you with perfect timing and you’d sit there chucking your controller to floor while shouting “That’s Cheating!!!!” That’s what this course would make you feel like...cheating. But what if it told you it’s actually legal.

After watching this course, you would walk amongst your daily life but with a Terminator like HUD. Identifying every opportunity to osoto the mortals amongst you. Kids, Grandma, Bears? No one is safe.

On a more technical note. Miha approaches entries, gi/nogi, combos, and what if situations that upgrade anyones stand up game. Even on an MMA arena, the applications of Miha’s approach to osoto gari blends well. If you take the Miha’s Major Reap course, you would immediately Reap the benefits of the souls you take.

I used to train with Miha when he was still living in Slovenia. I was at the start of my jiu jitsu journey so needless to say I neded some extra help and instructions and Miha provided that for me. His advice and instructions were always simple, clear and consice. That skill of his is manifested in his o soto gari course on the jiujitsux page.
The course is well structured and covers everything from basics to self defense applications which is in my opinion important especially if you are a beginner. And what I also like about this course is that Miha points out some differences in applying o soto gari in judo and jiu jitsu.
If you are a jiu jitsu practitioner and want to learn to apply o soto gari in a tournament or sparring I highly recommend this course. Or even if you don`t want to take someone down in jiu jitsu sparring or tournaments and potentialy score two points and end up in an advantageous position which can win you the match because you pull guard at least learn how to take someone down in a self defense situation with o soto gari because it is a really really useful and aplicable throw.

I bodied someone with a counter osoto today, not even a week after I bought the course. The instructional is thorough and concise and covers multiple contexts for the throw. Bargain at any price, but a freaking steal at $39.

I haven`t hit the osoto gari, YET. But I did binge watch this course & all I have to say is the guy did not lie. It`s really well structured and I`m confident someone`s going flying the next time we`re rolling from standing. Will try the drilling programs just in case. I look forward to Meha`s next course

All Levels

What Will I Learn?

  • Osoto Gari Basic
  • Pure Judo Osoto Gari
  • How To Modify The Osoto Gari For Jiu Jitsu
  • Combinations, Entries and Counters
  • Osoto Gari For No-Gi
  • Using The Osoto Gari For Self Defense
  • How To Drill The Osoto Gari

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