Training Solo | Ashi Waza Training | Kirill Denisov
Ashi waza is a huge part of Kirill Denisov’s judo game.
As well as regularly scoring with Ashi waza, he incorporates it into his Kumi kata, his movement and he uses it as a platform to set up his biggest throws.
For Ashi waza to be such a big feature within his judo requires repetition and va...
Overview | Kumi Kata Left V Right | Kirill Denisov
Five time World medallist Kirill Denisov is an expert at combining movement and gripping.
Denisov is a left handed fighter. When up against right handers, he uses a circular motion in his gripping patterns.
Primarily, he aims to fight for control of the lapel, before looking to dominate the sle...
Overview | Kumi Kata Left V Left | Kirill Denisov
Multiple World medallist Kirill Denisov is a left handed fighter. When up against opponents who are also left handed, Denisov’s prime target is to catch and then neutralise their power hand, before he does anything else.
As his opponents will not give up their sleeve easily, Denisov’s strategy i...
Overview | Twitch Kosoto Gari | Kirill Denisov
Five time World medallist Kirill Denisov’s Kosoto gari comes from the threat of his highly effective Uchi mata.
His twitch for the forward throwing Uchi mata gets the reaction in the opponent that allows for the rear throwing Kosoto.
Denisov has two main variations from the twitch.
The first ...
Overview | Kouchi Gari | Kirill Denisov
Kouchi gari is a key technique in Kirill Denisov’s judo.
The five time World medallist uses Kouchi not only to score, but to destabilise opponents and to set up his major throws.
He mainly uses it when up against right handed opponents, and as well as a classical Kouchi, he has two other main v...