There’s a good reason that the extremely effective throw Kani Basami has been banned in all Judo and most BJJ competitions: it’s super dangerous!
Kani Basami has inflicted severe lower body injuries in dojos and competitions all over the world.
It’s really too bad that this throw is so dangerous because it’s a great surprise attack. It’s a particularly good counter to use against uchi-mata specialists because they tend to stand in a staggered stance with one leg forward and one leg back, which is the perfect position for your opponent to be in when you launch yourself into the air.
Kani Basami is also really useful if you like leg attacks. When you hit the ground you’re in a great position to launch into some very powerful leg attacks.