Euan Burton

Euan Burton

5 Seasons

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."

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Euan Burton
  • Twitch to get a reaction | Euan Burton

    Episode 1

    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

    Episode 2

    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

    Episode 3

    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

    Episode 4

    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

    Episode 5

    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

    Episode 6

    Burton shows his strongest grip break against right handed opponents who like to take his lapel

  • Catching the sleeve | Euan Burton

    Episode 7

    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

    Episode 8

    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

    Episode 9

    Burton shows one of the ways he likes to control his opponent’s head

  • Dealing with high arm | Euan Burton

    Episode 10

    Burton shows one of the ways he neutralises a strong right handed fighter.

  • Cross grip and arm over the top | Euan Burton

    Episode 11

    Here Burton’s shows a very unorthodox grip from which many of his throws came