De Ashi Barai
Overview | De Ashi Barai VS Dominant Left | Dimitri Dragin
Episode 1 • 1m 21s
The thing that made Dimitri Dragin so dangerous with his feet, was his ability to execute Ashi Waza against both right and left handed opponents from a wide variety of positions.
Even when up against a strong left hander who has a dominant grip over the top, Dragin could find a solution. And this is it.
The variation demonstrated here of De Ashi Barai stems from Dragin’s ability to create dis-tance.
Once created he looks to get into the area he calls his ‘playground’, where he can break his opponents balance and then strike with the De Ashi.
In the next 4 videos Dragin will breakdown his process for executing De Ashi Barai
He’ll cover the grips, creating distance, stepping into the playground area, knocking uke off balance, and last but not least the execution.
Dragin will also demonstrate and break down how to execute the same variation if your op-ponent is on the lapel, rather than over the top.
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When facing a left handed opponent with a dominant grip over the top, Dragin needs to create enough space to be able to get his right hand on the inside lapel.
Having the space enables him to use that lapel to start to apply pressure.
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With Dragin in his playground area, he needs to free up space on his right arm. He raises his elbow to knock Uke off balance – ending in a perfect position for him to sweep their leg.
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Dragin’s variation of De Ashi against a left handed opponent with an over the top grip can al-so work if they are on the lapel.
These 2 variations are very similar. The main difference is Dragin doesn’t need to execute the shoulder roll to get the distance between himself and Uke.