Overview | Arm Tie Roll | Colin Oates
Episode 1 • 1m 28s
In the later part of his competitive career Colin Oates was regarded as one of the best lightweight Newaza technicians in the world.
Oates says that it was his groundwork that elevated him from an average international competitor to being inside the top five in his weight.
He had two techniques in Newaza that he regarded as his ‘winning positions’; the leg escape and his arm tie roll.
The arm tie roll comes from catching the partner’s wrist in transition from standing to groundwork.
Once Oates has tied off the jacket over the partner’s wrist he thinks to himself ‘game over, I’ve won’.
From this position he has three different variations of the roll. His standard variation.
His unusual reverse variation.
And his Sangkaku variation.
Learn all three from Oates now, and then see how he used the arm tie roll on the world stage.
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Standard Variation | Arm Tie Roll | C...
Here double European medallist Colin Oates demonstrates the standard variation of his arm tie roll from start to finish.
Oates says that a great way to initiate the roll is by pulling through your partner on the sleeve and then chopping them down.
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Sangaku Variation | Arm Tie Roll | Co...
Once Oates had the jacket tied up, he considered this as a winning position. If his partner tried to prevent the roll he had a couple of other variations of the technique that he could use in order to secure Osaekomi… His first variation was Sangaku.
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Reverse Variation | Arm Tie Roll | Co...
If Colin Oates was up against a particularly strong or flexible opponent, they would sometimes be able to brace their leg high up and prevent his Sangaku arm tie roll. In this situation he would use his reverse variation.
As Oates secures the tie off, the partner manages to get his foot high up ...