De Ashi Barai
Overview | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme Right | Dimitri Dragin
Episode 1 • 2m 2s
Dimitri Dragin is one of the World’s best practitioners of Ashi waza.
Throughout his competitive career the list of those he foot-swept is like a who’s who of Judoka.
He was able to execute his De Ashi Barai from almost any position
Although intending to attack with De Ashi barai, in competition it could easily turn into Okuri Ashi barai. For Dragin, all that matters is Uke is lifted into the air and lands on their back. For him it’s unimportant if that’s done by attacking one or both of Uke’s legs. The main focus is timing.
Dragin says ‘barai’ attacks are truly his Tokui-Waza, his favourite techniques.
A position that Dragin particularly disliked, was the extreme right vs right scenario.
He found it killed almost all attacking opportunities.
Having ended up in this position numerous times, he sought a solution that would enable him to attack.
Dragin’s solution was De Ashi Barai. To be able to execute it in this scenario, however, he had to reposition, placing himself in range of executing the technique.
Expand your Ashi-waza capabilities, and learn all stages required to execute De-Ashi Barai from an extreme same sided position. Then study an in-depth analysis of how Dragin executed it in competition.
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Upper Body | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme...
Dragin’s De ashi Barai is executed off a sleeve and lapel grip.
He starts by bunching up the sleeve, making it tight on Uke’s arm. With this strong grip, Dragin pulls their arm across the front of his body, making contact with his chest.
He then leans forward a fraction, applying tension down ...
Lower Body | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme...
From the triangle position, Dragin can move onto the next stage. He says there are 3 really important things to remember, to make sure Uke ends up in the correct position: Sleeve, Lapel, and hips.
To be able to attack the leg, Dragin needs to break Uke’s balance, positioning them up on their toe...
Execution | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme ...
Dragin states that ‘the timing for the sweep is of utmost importance, it must come right at the last second.
Uke is almost up in the air before the contact is made.
Dragin wants the under-side of his foot to connect with Uke’s leg.
In order to do this, he needs to make sure that he opens his h...