In this clip we will look at competition variations of Colin Oates’ leg escape
On his way to the bronze medal at the 2014 Samsun Grand Prix, Colin Oates defeats Georgia’s Tatarashvili using his leg escape after a failed drop Seoi nage attempt by his opponent.
As Oates tries to release the leg, Tatarashvili spins in towards him to try and escape. But Oates meets it with everything he’s got, turning the Georgian onto his back and securing the hold for Ippon.
In the 2015 Tyumen Grand Slam it’s Oates’s Sumi gaeshi that initiates Newaza, when up against Mongolia’s Chimed Yondon…
Oates climbs up onto the Mongolian’s back, before rolling him into a position where he can secure the hold-down.
But he doesn’t have quite enough control for the Osaekomi to be called, and so has to adjust his body to move into the leg escape position.
From here he ties up the top half of Chimed Yondon, gripping hold of the belt with both hands, before kicking the leg free.
He’s into Osaekomi, and there’s no escape for the Mongolian.
At the 2015 Tokyo Grand Slam, Oates finds himself in a defensive position on the ground after a drop Sode Tsurikomi goshi from Mexico’s Chaparro.
As the Mexican initiates Newaza, Oates catches his shoulder and turns the situation to his advantage.
With the top half now tied up, Oates works on releasing the leg by shrimping away from Chaparro. He uses his knee, shin and then foot to free the leg.
Once it’s out Oates doesn’t let it get caught again, securing the hold-down to score Ippon.
This is a great example of the continuous movement and shrimping action of the lower body. And how you can turn defence into attack.