France's triple World and Olympic Champion Lucie Décosse is widely regarded as one of the greatest female judoka of all time.
She is also one of the most exciting, having developed numerous techniques to match her unique style. Don't miss her very effective gripping and beautiful Ashi waza.
Primary Stance: Right
Kumi Kata v Left Overview | Lucie Décosse
Décosse outlines her gripping strategy against same sided opponents.
Catching the Sleeve v Left | Lucie Décosse
Décosse explains how she catches the sleeve of left handed opponents.
Stance Switch v Left | Lucie Décosse
Décosse shows us how a change in stance can be an effective strategy against same sided opponents.
Kumi Kata vs Left Competition Variations | Lucie Décosse
We see Décosse use her variety of gripping techniques against same sided opponents in competition.
Dealing with uke on the Lapel | Lucie Décosse
Décosse shows us how she deals with an opponent who manages to taker her lapel.
Shoulder Roll and Slap | Lucie Décosse
Lucie Décosse teaches how to deal with a high right arm using a deft shoulder roll.
Freeing the Sleeve | Lucie Décosse
Décosse shows us how she frees her sleeve if it gets caught.
Dominating the Sleeve | Lucie Décosse
Décosse shows us how she dominates the sleeve of right handed opponents. One of her keys to success.
Cross Grip & Around the Back | Lucie Décosse
Décosse teaches us how to control your opponent using a cross grip, and an arm around the back.
Kumi Kata Competition Variations | Lucie Décosse
We see Décosse use her variety of gripping techniques in competition.
Overview | Drop Seoi nage | Décosse
Décosse shows us her drop Seoi nage, the perfect counterpart to her legendary ouch gari.
Execution | Drop Seoi nage | Décosse
Décosse shows us how to execute her drop Seoi nage.
Competition Variations | Drop Seoi nage | Décosse
We look at how Décosse has used her drop Seoi nage in competition around the globe.
Overview | Tai otoshi | Décosse
Décosse teaches us her Tai otoshi, a surprise attack she used to great success.
Execution | Tai otoshi | Décosse
Décosse teaches us how to execute her Tai otoshi, a surprise attack she used to great success.
Competition Variations | Tai otoshi | Décosse
We look at how Lucie Décosse used her Tai otoshi in the top competitions around the world.
Ouchi gari v Left | Overview | Lucie Décosse
Décosse switches stance to perform her favourite technique (Tokui waza), Ouchi gari against left handed fighters.
Upper Body | Ouchi gari v Left | Lucie Décosse
Décosse ensures she is first to the grip in order to block her opponent, rolls the shoulder to keep the distance.
Lower Body & Execution | Ouchi gari v Left | Lucie Décosse
Lucie steps forward to square up, closing the space between herself and her opponent. A short, sharp motion to ensure the opponent cannot react.
Competitive Variations | Ouchi gari v Left | Lucie Décosse
A number competitive examples of Ouchi from Décosse.
Ouchi gari | Sleeve and lapel | Overview | Lucie Décosse
Lucie teaches you her 'Tokui waza', Ouchi gari that can be used against left and right handed opponents.
Upper Body | Ouchi gari | Sleeve and lapel | Lucie Décosse
Décosse forces her opponents to switch stance, pins the sleeve and drives her opponent off balance.
Lower Body, uchikomi & execution | Ouchi gari | Sleeve and lapel | Décosse
To complete the technique, Lucie lifts the leg rather than sweeping it, hopping into her opponent and over their standing leg.
Competitive Variations | Ouchi gari | Sleeve and lapel | Lucie Décosse
Watch how this technique can differ when applied in the heat of competition.