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Dimitri Dragin is regarded as having some of the best ashi waza in international judo
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 ...
Dragin’s De Ashi Barai in a standard right vs right situation, is off the Sleeve and high lapel grip.
Dragin starts by bunching up the sleeve, making sure he has a strong grip on it.
He uses this grip to build the tension on his opponent’s arm.
Then pulls the sleeve down and across the front ...
When Uke starts to move, Dragin makes sure he keeps his lapel hand relaxed, while gripping tightly with his sleeve hand
He also needs to continue to apply his bodyweight down onto Uke’s arm.
It’s crucial however that he doesn't put too much pressure down onto the arm, as this could break their ...
To execute the throw, Dragin wants to attack as Uke’s legs start to move towards each other.
He wants to use the base of his foot to make contact, keeping his leg slightly bent.
He doesn’t mind whether he connects with one leg, De Ashi, or 2, Okuri Ashi. In both sce-narios he drives his leg th...
Dimitri Dragin’s De Ashi Barai was designed for competition, as it was based around capital-izing on reactions. Let’s see how it worked in practise against some of the best in the World.
At the 2011 Paris World Team Championships, Dragin executed this bit of magic against Russia’s Khan-Magomedov...