De ashi barai

De ashi barai

7 Seasons

Based on timing and control, De ashi barai is the ultimate foot-sweep.

World renowned Ashi waza expert Keiji Suzuki will teach you everything you need to know about De ashi barai, against both right and left handed opponents, with different variations offered by Winston Gordon, Kosei Inoue, Udo Quellmalz and Neil Adams.

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De ashi barai
  • Overview vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 1

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Upper body vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 2

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the grips and upper body movement for his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Lower body vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 3

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the leg movement and foot placement for his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Breaking Balance vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 4

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the breaking of balance and how he trains his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Execution and Competition examples | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 5

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the execution to his De ashi barai against right handed opponents and how he used the technique in competition.

  • Overview vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 6

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Upper body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 7

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the grips and upper body movement for his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Lower Body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 8

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the leg movement and foot placement for his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Left hand free vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 9

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how he keeps his hand free when throwing with De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Breaking balance vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 10

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how to break balance when throwing with De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Competition variations vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 11

    A chance to see how double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki used his De ashi barai against left handed opponents in competition.

  • Overview - Combinations | Suzuki

    Episode 12

    Suzuki found that bigger, stronger opponents would try and dominate his head and pull him in. He had to find ways to unsettle them – De Ashi Barai, and this combination was his answer.

    Fearful of this attack, it worked as a great deterrent to his opponent ’s, who would be reluctant to pull hi...

  • Upper Body - Combinations | Suzuki

    Episode 13

    There are two clear upper body movements for this combination, and they are both lead by the collar hand.

    First, Suzuki pulls their upper body down and to the left, and then he changes direction, rotating Uke with both arms in a steering wheel type motion.

  • Lower Body - Combinations | Suzuki

    Episode 14

    The lower body has two clear directions. The Kouchi comes first; it’s a big kicking action, but Suzuki places his power and weight onto his supporting leg, giving his left leg a light feeling to it.

    Next, he places his left leg down and before Uke can adjust catches their outstretched leg with...

  • Sasae, Kouchi, De Ashi combination | Suzuki

    Episode 15

    The Sasae into the Kouchi requires a quick bit of footwork as you are attacking with the same leg twice. He does a sort of ‘hop step’, first placing his right foot down then immediately switching back to his left.

    He does it all from the left collar and sleeve grip that he uses for both Kouchi...