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De Ashi Barai
Lower Body | Combinations | Suzuki
Episode 3 • 1m 54s
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 his right, performing the De Ashi Barai.
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