Ashi waza is a huge part of Kirill Denisov’s judo game.
As well as regularly scoring with Ashi waza, he incorporates it into his Kumi kata, his movement and he uses it as a platform to set up his biggest throws.
For Ashi waza to be such a big feature within his judo requires repetition and va...
Kirill Denisov has five main Ashi waza Uchikomi.
The first is for a standard Kouchi gari.
The second is for his double Kouchi combination.
Then comes his skipping Kouchi gari.
Next up is this De ashi barai counter attack.
The idea is for Denisov to anticipate De ashi, and attack with Kouchi...
One of the hallmarks of Kirill Denisov’s judo is his ability to disorientate and destabilise his opponents.
It’s this unique capability that gives him so many openings and opportunities in Tachi waza.
Denisov seamlessly blends Kumi kata with movement and Ashi waza… And his Kumi kata and Ashi wa...