Colin Oates

Colin Oates

4 Seasons

Great Britain's Multiple European Medallist Colin Oates joins Superstar Judo as your latest coach

Colin Oates
  • Contact Against Chest | Kumi Kata VS Same Stance | Colin Oates

    Episode 1

    Colin Oates is a left handed fighter. When up against same stance opponents, those also in a left stance, his only thought as he took to the mat was ‘stop the left hand’.

    He did this initially by targeting his partner’s left shoulder and chest, before transitioning down to a sleeve grip.

    Here, ...

  • Dealing With Deep Grips | Kumi Kata VS Same Stance | Colin Oates

    Episode 2

    Colin Oates’s mentality against left handed opponents was ‘stop the left hand, catch the hand, break the grip’.

    He felt most uncomfortable when his opponent managed to get a high lapel or collar grip. If they managed to get the grip, his main way of dealing with it was by easing their hand down ...

  • Competition Variations | Kumi Kata VS Same Stance | Colin Oates

    Episode 3

    In this clip we see Colin Oates’s gripping strategies against left handed opponents, used in the heat of competition.

    In the 2014 Paris Grand Slam, Oates perfectly demonstrates his game-plan of stopping the left hand, by targeting the chest, against double World Champion Rishod Sobirov of Uzbeki...

  • Overview | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 4

    Multiple European Medallist Colin Oates is best known for his Sumi gaeshi - it was the technique he scored with most, and he had a total of four variations.

    Throughout his entire competitive career, Oates was tweaking, improving and adding different elements to his Sumi gaeshi. There were three ...

  • Grips & Upper Body | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 5

    Colin Oates, a left-handed fighter, uses Sumi gaeshi against right-handed opposition. For Oates’s Sumi gaeshi to be most effective both judoka need to be fully gripped up. So, he is quite happy to allow his partner to take the first grip on his jacket.

    He then feeds his partner’s lapel into his ...

  • Movement Pattern & Completion | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 6

    Colin Oates regards his foot movement pattern as the single most important element to his Sumi gaeshi. He learnt this pattern from his Japanese coach, Go Tsunoda, which is traditionally used to set up the big forward or rear throws. Oates, however, managed to successfully incorporate it into Sumi...

  • Underhook Variation | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 7

    Colin Oates’s underhook variation of Sumi gaeshi comes from when neither judoka has a sleeve grip. This technique evolved when Oates was chasing his opponent for the sleeve, but they were fighting hard not to give it up. As a result, momentum comes into play even more so than his standard variati...

  • Reverse Variation | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 8

    Colin Oates has an unusual reverse Sumi gaeshi, which perfectly compliments his standard variation of the technique. He learnt the reverse Sumi gaeshi from French World Champion Stephane Traineau early on in his career. However, he only incorporated into his judo several years later, but now cons...

  • Uchi Mata Variation | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 9

    As with all of Colin Oates’s Sumi gaeshis, momentum is absolutely critical and it’s no different when it comes to his Uchi mata – Sumi gaeshi combination. Oates pre-plans this combination against opponents who are defensively strong against his Uchi mata.

    The Uchi mata, however, must come with ...

  • Competition Variations | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

    Episode 10

    In this clip we look at how Colin Oates used his Sumi gaeshi at the world’s biggest competitions.

    At the 2011 Qingdao Grand Prix Oates uses a belt grip to score Yuko and win in Golden Score.

    On his way to winning the bronze medal at the 2014 Samsun Grand Prix Oates grips deep over his opponent’...

  • Starting Judo | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 11

    Colin Oates talks about how he started judo

  • Setting Up My Judo Club | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 12

    Colin Oates talk about how his family set up their own judo club

  • Getting More Serious With Judo | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 13

    Colin Oates discusses how he decided to take judo more seriously as a sport

  • My Style Of Judo | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 14

    Colin Oates talks to Superstar Judo about his style of judo

  • Judo Tactics | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 15

    Colin Oates discusses his judo tactics

  • How I Study Other Judoka | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 16

    Colin Oates talk about how he prepared to fight by studying his opponents

  • How I Prepare Before A Competition | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 17

    Colin Oates talks about his physical and mental preparation prior to fighting

  • My Career High | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 18

    Colin Oates tells us about the high point of his career

  • Advice For Aspiring Judoka | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 19

    Colin Oates gives advice for all judoka who are aspiring to be better

  • What Judo Means To Me | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 20

    Colin Oates discusses his life in judo, his development in the sport and his future

  • Growing Up With Fighting Films | Interview | Colin Oates

    Episode 21

    Colin Oates talks about the influence Fighting Films had on his judo