Keiji Suzuki

Keiji Suzuki

9 Seasons

In our opinion, Keiji Suzuki is without question the world's leading expert on Ashi waza.

Suzuki fought in the same era as his great Japanese rival Kosei Inoue. In 2002, when Suzuki started making a name for himself, Inoue was already an international superstar, having won two World Championships and the 2000 Olympic Games.

Suzuki designed a judo system that was based on every type of judo opponent and scenario. His repertoire of techniques catered for every direction, every type of grip and every style of opponent.

This is the first time Suzuki has revealed his Ashi waza to the world. He breaks down each and every Ashi waza, showing grips, leg movement, foot placement, posture, balance, weight transference and execution. There is also the chance to see Suzuki using his Ashi waza at the world's biggest competitions.

We filmed in the same Kodokan dojo that FF used to film the great Toshihiko Koga back in 2001. It was a real pleasure and honour to work with Suzuki. He is a true hero of ours. He epitomises everything that is great about judo. He opened our eyes to the real capabilities of Ashi waza and judo. We cannot wait to share with you his ideas, concepts and techniques.

This is judo in its purest form.

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Keiji Suzuki
  • Overview vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 1

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Upper body vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 2

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the grips and upper body movement for his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Lower body vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 3

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the leg movement and foot placement for his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Breaking Balance vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 4

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the breaking of balance and how he trains his De ashi barai against right handed opponents.

  • Execution and Competition examples | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 5

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the execution to his De ashi barai against right handed opponents and how he used the technique in competition.

  • Overview vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 6

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Upper body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 7

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the grips and upper body movement for his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Lower Body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 8

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the leg movement and foot placement for his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Left hand free vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 9

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how he keeps his hand free when throwing with De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Breaking balance vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 10

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how to break balance when throwing with De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Competition variations vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 11

    A chance to see how double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki used his De ashi barai against left handed opponents in competition.