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Kumi Kata is one of the most important elements of modern Judo, establishing a good grip and negating your opponents grip can be what wins or loses you a match.
An introduction to Winston Gordon's different variations of catching a right hand opponent's sleeve.
Winston Gordon shows how to catch the opponent's sleeve. This is for a same sided gripping situation.
Once Gordon has caught the sleeve one tactic he employs is to push his opponent's sleeve across their body. This is for a same sided gripping situation.
Gordon shows that a good way of opening up your opponent is by catching the sleeve and taking a cross grip. This is for a same sided gripping situation.
If he can, Gordon will take a right handed lapel grip once he's caught his opponent's sleeve.
Gordon shows how to catch and pin an opponent's power hand before taking an over the top grip. This is for a same sided gripping situation.
Winston Gordon shows his lapel grip break against a right handed opponent.
In a right versus right situation here is a very effective double grip break from triple Olympian Winston Gordon.
Gordon shows how he deals with an opponent who attacks throwing their right arm over his right shoulder (Russian arm).
An example of gripping randori against a same stance opponent.
Winston Gordon shows his standard grip break against left handed opponents.
Gordon shows a very effective cross gripping method to break an opponent's left handed lapel grip.
Against left handed opponents Gordon shows how he likes to get his arm over their back to launch attacks.
Winston Gordon shows a great way to prevent your head from being dominated vs left handed opponents.
An example of gripping randori against a left handed opponent.