Overview | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme Right | Dimitri Dragin
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 competiti...
Overview | De Ashi Barai VS Standard Right | Dimitri Dragin
Here is Dimitri Dragin’s De Ashi Barai from a standard right vs right position.
Of all of Dragin’s De Ashi Barai variations this was his most successful.
It’s a perfect example of what Dragin’s Judo is all about.
Using his whole body to apply pressure onto his opponent, getting a reaction and ...
Overview | De Ashi Barai VS Dominant Left | Dimitri Dragin
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 thi...
Overview | Front Leg Sasae | Dimitri Dragin
When Dimitri Dragin finds himself in an uncomfortable right v right situation, he has ways to change it.
Dragin doesn’t look to escape, but instead he chooses to use it to his advantage, it was a scenario he trained for.
With both fighters being in a right handed stance all their weight is on ...
Overview | Ippon Seoi Nage | Dimitri Dragin
Dragin’s Left Ippon Seoi Nage is an attack he executes from a right stance.
To make it happen he has to create distance between himself and his opponent and have a lapel grip.
Dragin can do it against right or left handed opponents. But he says it works best against opposite stance opponents, w...
Overview | Drop Seoi Nage | Dimitri Dragin
Against right handers, Dimitri Dragin’s focus is getting Uke out of their right handed stance. But when against left handers feels he can attack without a large set-up - his favourite technique in this situation is a Left Drop Seoi Nage.
Dragin will only do this attack if he is dominating the K...
Overview | Sumi Gaeshi | Dimitri Dragin
Dimitri Dragin’s Sumi Gaeshi is executed in a right vs right scenario, where both fighters have a traditional grip of sleeve and lapel
He has 2 main variations
The first is his twitch set up variation. Dragin uses this when the opponent is in a more upright position.
The twitch is used to get...