The one-handed Kosoto gari by Japan's Keiji Suzuki in the Openweight final of the 2003 World Championships is widely regarded as the greatest Ashi waza of all time.
Now it's your chance to learn this amazing technique, as Suzuki takes you through a Kosoto masterclass. Also don't miss the numerous variations of Ugo Legrand and the amazing Osoto - Kosoto combination of Winston Gordon.
Kosoto - Competition variations vs opposite | Ugo Legrand
Legrand performing Kosoto variations in competition.
Kosoto gake - Overview vs same | Ugo Legrand
Ugo Legrand's Kosoto gake versus same stance opponents (Left v Left).
Kosoto gake - Upper body & leg hook vs same | Ugo Legrand
Legrand's Upper body and leg hook for his Kosoto gake.
Kosoto gake - Execution & Competition variations vs same | Ugo Legrand
Ugo Legrand's execution of his Kosoto gake v Left - including competition examples.
Osoto gari - Into Kosoto vs same | Ugo Legrand
Ugo Legrand shows how he deals with opponents who are expecting his Osoto gari with this great combination attack.
Overview | Davaadorj
Davaadorj introduces his Kosoto - Tani otoshi combination.
Grips & Setup | Davaadorj
Davaadorj shows how he sets up his Kosoto - Tani otoshi combination.
Combination & Execution | Davaadorj
Davaadorj demonstrates how he finishes his Kosoto - Tani otoshi combination.
Competition variations | Davaadorj
Davaadorj shows us his Kosoto - Tani otoshi in competition.
Kosoto gari off the grip | Korean Judo
This very unusual cross sleeve variation of Kosoto gari can be absolutely deadly if mastered
Bearhug Kosoto gake | Winston Gordon
Winston Gordon's bearhug Kosoto gake is his do or die technique. Don't miss this role of the dice Kosoto!
Bearhug Kosoto gake - cross grip variation | Winston Gordon
This bearhug Kosoto gake comes from a cross grip. Winston Gordon uses this against same stance opponents.
Kosei Inoue - Ashi waza
Inoue demonstrates all three variations of his Ashi waza - Kosoto gari, De ashi barai and Okuri ashi barai
The Gokyo - Kosoto gari
The Gokyo version of Kosoto gari, demonstrated by Neil Adams.
Temelkova's Kosoto gari | Neil Adams
Former World Champion Neil Adams analysis Israel's Betina Temelkova's Tani otoshi Kosoto variation from the Final of the 2017 Tashkent Grand Prix.
Igolnikov's twitch into Kosoto | Neil Adams
Former World Champion Neil Adams analyses Mikhail Igolnikov’s (RUS) lovely twitch into Kosoto, that earn’t him a place in the 2017 Tbilisi Grand Prix -90kg Final.
Ardanov's Kosoto gari from Uchi mata set-up | Neil Adams
Former World Champion Neil Adams analyses a beautiful combination from Russia's Anzaur Ardanov to score Ippon in the 2017 Paris Grand Slam
Ouchi gari / Kosoto gari combination | Neil Adams
Adams analyses an amazing Ouchi gari - Kosoto gari combination used by World silver medallist Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL) in the 2016 Tbilisi Grand Prix.
Mollaei's Kosoto counter | Neil Adams
Former World Champion Neil Adams analyses Iran's Saeid Mollaei's Kosoto counter, from the -81kg Quarter-final contest at the 2017 World Championships
Ilyasov's Kosoto gari counter | Neil Adams
Former World Champion Neil Adams analyses a Kosoto gari counter attack that comes from being attacked with Kosoto gari!
Overview | Kosoto Gari | Colin Oates
Colin Oates has two excellent Kosoto garis which he uses against same stance opponents. The first is his sticky foot variation.
He says that sticky foot Kosoto gari is particularly useful against opponents who adopt an extreme stance.
It works on the basis of trapping your opponent in their mov...
Sticky Foot | Kosoto Gari | Colin Oates
Colin Oates’s Kosoto gari is a three part trap; it starts by forcing Uke to pull away, then locks their lower leg into position, and finally the sticking to their foot - all of which contribute to the momentum of this throw.
The initial trap comes from the threat of a standard direction of attac...
Bearhug | Kosoto Gari | Colin Oates
Colin Oates’s bear-hug Kosoto gari is used against left handed opponents that come out in a right stance. In this situation an opponent would normally be looking to win the grip-fight, taking a high left handed grip, before switching to their preferred left stance.
So the response from Oates is ...
Competition Variations | Kosoto Gari | Colin Oates
In this clip we see how Colin Oates used his Kosoto gari in compeititon, and how it varied as he adapted it to each specific scenario
On his way to winning the bronze medal at the 2013 Rijeka Grand Prix, Colin Oates produces a beautiful sticky foot Kosoto gari in the eliminations.