De Ashi Barai
Competition Examples | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme Right | Dimitri Dragin
Episode 5 • 3m 51s
Now let’s look at Dimitri Dragin using his De Ashi Barai in competition against opponent’s in an extreme right handed stance.
At the 2011 World Team Championships in Paris, Dragin executes what is considered to be one of the greatest pieces of Ashi-Waza ever seen on the international stage.
After an initial battle for the sleeve with Poland’s Kowalski, Dragin gain controls and applies pressure, gets the reaction, and times the sweep perfectly. The reaction from Kowalski is so huge that Dragin ends up sweeping both legs before placing him on his back. Much to the delight of the French home crowd.
At the 2011 Paris Grand Slam Turkey’s Uzun goes extreme right after a failed attack.
Dragin allows Uzun up, follows his movement and attacks.
He breaks the lapel grip, places their right arm over his lapel arm, and lowers his posture.
As Uzun goes to step away, Dragin pushes the sleeve across, takes a big step in and sweeps.
He ends up getting his leg so far behind, that he makes contact behind Uzun’s knee on his far leg. From here, Dragin commits and drives.
At the 2011 Qingdao Grand Prix, Dragin first attacks with Sode Tsurikomi Goshi against Ita-ly’s Faraldo. When it’s blocked he gets straight back to his feet, and attacks with the De Ashi.
You can see from here Dragin is already on the sleeve and lowering his chest. He drops down for the Sode. Faraldo takes a defensive posture, and cross grips on Dragin’s sleeve. This puts his arm across the front of his body, exactly where Dragin wants it.
Dragin takes a big step across with his right foot, pulls up on the lapel, and attacks the legs. He makes contact on the leg furthest away and then the closest. He doesn't quite have the control of the top half causing him to just miss the score.
At the 2013 Tyumen Masters, Dragin narrowly misses with the De Ashi, but capitalises on Takajo of Japan’s broken balance, and drops in for a left Sode Tsurikomi Goshi.
Both Dragin and Takajo start in a defensive position on the sleeve and lapel
Takajo lets go of the lapel to try and break his sleeve free.
When he goes to re-grip, Dragin guides the arm over his lapel hand.
He then lowers his chest onto the sleeve.
From here he steps, drives the arm across and goes to sweep the leg.
Although he misses you can see how much Dragin drives the sweeping leg through.
With Takajo now off balance and in a square position, Dragin turns in for the Sode tsurikomi goshi.
A brilliant example of why you should always follow up your attacks.
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