In this clip we see how Colin Oates used his Kosoto gari in compeititon, and how it varied as he adapted it to each specific scenario
On his way to winning the bronze medal at the 2013 Rijeka Grand Prix, Colin Oates produces a beautiful sticky foot Kosoto gari in the eliminations.
After pulling his opponent around Oates catches the foot and then traps it, preventing it from escaping, and produces a great piece of Ashi waza.
With just six seconds remaining of this preliminary contest in Dusseldorf 2016, Oates comes up with a Kosoto gari on the bell, as he turns defeat into victory.
This Kosoto gari in the bronze medal contest of the 2014 Jeju Grand Prix scores Yuko and puts him straight into Osaekomi waza… The resulting Waza ari is the decisive score.
On route to a 5th place at the 2011 Paris World Championships Oates uses a Nidan Kosoto gari against Poland’s Zagrodnik in his first round contest.
Due to the extreme stance of his opponent Oates opts to attack the far leg, as opposed to the near leg.
And it’s another Nidan Kosoto gari in the 2015 Rabat Masters against Spain’s Uriarte.
This Waza ari the crucial score.
An Ura nage – Kosoto gari combination scores a huge Ippon in the 2013 Jeju Grand Prix preliminaries.
With Korea’s Hyun-jun throwing his arm over the top, Oates reads the situation, using the momentum of his opponent, as he lifts and then reaps away the leg.
Another massive throw from Oates came at the 2013 World Championships against the reigning Olympic Champion Shavdtuashvili of Georgia.
Oates, producing a technique that Shavdatuashvili himself would have been proud of.
It’s more of an Ura nage, but some of those key principles Oates uses in his Kosoto gari are seen here.
What a wonderful piece of instinctive judo from Colin Oates.