Multiple World and European medalist Euan Burton reveals the techniques that transformed him from 'an unexceptional teenage judoka' to one of the best in the world.
In his own words: "I will break down the gripping, preparation, attack system and newaza that I built my judo around and show you how, by taking care of the basics, you can take your competitive judo to the next level."
Twitch to get a reaction | Euan Burton
This forward twitch is done when Burton has a strong sleeve and lapel grip and his opponent is in a defensive posture. To break their posture he twitches forward.
Fast feet to get a reaction | Euan Burton
Burton likes to get a reaction from his opponent by using a fast piece of footwork. This gives him the opening to throw.
Bouncing to get a reaction | Euan Burton
One of Burton’s most effective ways to get a reaction from an opponent is to bounce his weight up and down when gripped up.
Right v left twitch | Euan Burton
When fighting against a left handed opponent, Burton – a right hander, has a good twitch to get their left leg back, so that he can throw with his Uchi mata.
Controlling the distance | Euan Burton
A big part of Euan Burton’s game was strong and offensive gripping. Burton, a right hander, shows how he likes to control the distance when fighting a left handed opponent.
Breaking The Lapel Grip | Euan Burton
Burton shows his strongest grip break against right handed opponents who like to take his lapel
Catching the sleeve | Euan Burton
In a right versus right situation one of Burton’s key objectives is to dominate his opponent’s right hand. Here Burton shows how he prevents his opponent from getting their lapel grip
Blocking the arm coming over | Euan Burton
Here Burton shows his strong and aggressive response if an opponent tries to throw their arm over the top
Lapel and arm over the top grip | Euan Burton
Burton shows one of the ways he likes to control his opponent’s head
Dealing with high arm | Euan Burton
Burton shows one of the ways he neutralises a strong right handed fighter.
Cross grip and arm over the top | Euan Burton
Here Burton’s shows a very unorthodox grip from which many of his throws came
Uchi mata | Euan Burton
Double World and triple European medallist Burton shows one of his major scoring techniques.
Uchi mata makikomi | Euan Burton
Double World medallist Euan Burton shows his very unusual Uchi mata makikomi, which involves wrapping up his opponent's arm and latching onto his own jacket.
Harai Makikomi | Euan Burton
Double World medallist Euan Burton shows his very unusual Harai makikomi. The wrap up of the arm is the same as his Uchi mata makikomi.
Yama arashi | Euan Burton
Tokyo Grand Slam winner Burton demonstrates a deadly Yama arashi, breaking it down into incredible detail.
Sumi gaeshi | Euan Burton
A right handed fighter, Burton’s Sumi gaeshi comes from a left handed lapel grip, with his right hand taking a cross lapel grip.
Arm wrap Sumi gaeshi | Euan Burton
Burton’s arm wrap variation of Sumi gaeshi perfectly complements his forwards Makikomi techniques.
Yoko sumi gaeshi | Euan Burton
Burton has a very unusual Yoko sumi gaeshi, which he uses when his opponent tries to defend his standard Sumi gaeshi.
Uchi mata gaeshi | Euan Burton
Burton’s Uchi mata gaeshi starts from his favoured high sleeve and collar grip. Like most of his techniques he has his own unique version of the technique.
Osoto gari | Euan Burton
Burton’s Osoto gari usually comes when he’s in an extreme right versus right stance.
Osoto gaeshi | Euan Burton
Burton has a strong counter attack to an opponent who likes to throw with Osoto gari. This was the technique that he used to win his first European Championships medal.
Kosoto gari | Euan Burton
Euan Burton’s Kosoto gari, like many of his techniques, is unconventional.
Kosoto gake counter - drop Seoi nage | Euan Burton
Burton shows his Kosoto gake counter to drop Seoi nage
Chop down to get the back | Euan Burton
Here Tokyo GS Champion Burton shows a chop down to leave him in attacking position in Newaza