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Burton likes to get a reaction from his opponent by using a fast piece of footwork. This gives him the opening to throw.
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.
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.
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.