This is another of the techniques which clearly illustrate the advantage judo gives a small person over a larger one who relies on their strength alone. You take a back fall so that you are lying face-up, and as you do so, you throw your opponent in a rolling movement far behind your head.
- Shoot your left foot deep between your opponents legs. Step straight in, and fall so that your buttocks come in contact with your left heel.
- Bend the toes of your right foot back, bend your knee, and let the sole of your right foot come lightly into contact with your opponent’s abdomen.
- Take a fall straight back, stretch your right knee out, and pulling with both hands, throw your opponent in a rolling motion over and behind your head.
Here is a video of tomoe nage and here is another demonstration. Here is a version to the side called yoko tomoe nage.