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Competition Variations | Sumi Gaeshi | Colin Oates

Episode 14 • 4m 12s

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  • Overview | Leg Escape | Colin Oates

    Colin Oates used Sumi Gaeshi not only as a way to score from standing, but as his primary method of initiating Newaza. His leg escape into Mune Gatame worked hand-in-hand with his Sumi Gaeshi. So much so that Oates would regularly attack with Sumi Gaeshi with the intention actually being to set-u...

  • Tie Off Variation | Leg Escape | Coli...

    Sometimes Colin Oates’s opponents would catch the leg far too tightly for him to free it in his usual manner. So he developed a tie off variation of his leg escape into Mune Gatame, so that he wasn’t trying to free the leg using his lower body alone.

    If the partner has managed to keep a tight gr...

  • Reverse Variation | Leg Escape | Coli...

    When opponents became familiar with Colin Oates’s leg escape they would start bringing their arm in tight to their body, to prevent him from going under their armpit. So he developed a reverse variation, prising their elbow up and entering from the opposite direction.

    Once inside, he secures th...