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Yokomen Uchi Shiho Nage

Circular strike at the head 
 
Surge forward to the front of your partner and slash his striking hand down with your opposite hand. Then grasp his wrist with your slashing hand and swing it laterally across his torso, then bring it upwards in a circular motion as you turn on your heels and flip him down.  
"Grasp the wrist of your partner in such a way that the thumb side of his hand is led out in front of you" (Kuden)
Correct grasping method.
Your left hand blocks the way
Draw your left foot forward to keep it in place.