NEW | Dimitri Dragin

NEW | Dimitri Dragin

4 Seasons

NEW | Dimitri Dragin is regarded as having some of the best ashi waza in international judo

NEW | Dimitri Dragin
  • Overview | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme Right | Dimitri Dragin

    Episode 1

    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...

  • Upper Body | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme Right | Dimitri Dragin

    Episode 2

    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 Right | Dimitri Dragin

    Episode 3

    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 Right | Dimitri Dragin

    Episode 4

    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...

  • Competition Examples | De Ashi Barai VS Extreme Right | Dimitri Dragin

    Episode 5

    Now let’s look at Dimitri Dragin using his De Ashi Barai in competition against opponent’s in an extreme right handed stance.

    At the 2011 World Team Championships in Paris, Dragin executes what is considered to be one of the greatest pieces of Ashi-Waza ever seen on the international stage.

    Af...