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, which in his case is left handers.
For such a big technique, it doesn't require a lot of energy to execute.
It all comes down to the correct position and use of your body.
Dragin started working on this technique when he was 16 after watching the incredible Toshihiko Koga. He adapted it a bit to fit his style. Koga used his shoulder more for the lift, whereas Dragin’s lift comes from the hip.
In the next few videos Dragin will break down every stage of his Ippon Seoi Nage, so you too can execute this incredible throw.
He will cover how to create the necessary distance and step into what he calls the ‘playground area’, the breaking of Uke’s balance, how he gets underneath them and into the Jigotai position, the lift required to get uke onto their back, and then the execution. And finally we will analyse Dragin executing his Left Ippon Seoi Nage in competition.