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
Décosse outlines her gripping strategy against same sided opponents.
Décosse explains how she catches the sleeve of left handed opponents.
Décosse shows us how a change in stance can be an effective strategy against same sided opponents.
We see Décosse use her variety of gripping techniques against same sided opponents in competition.
Décosse shows us how she deals with an opponent who manages to taker her lapel.
Lucie Décosse teaches how to deal with a high right arm using a deft shoulder roll.
Décosse shows us how she frees her sleeve if it gets caught.
Décosse shows us how she dominates the sleeve of right handed opponents. One of her keys to success.
Décosse teaches us how to control your opponent using a cross grip, and an arm around the back.
We see Décosse use her variety of gripping techniques in competition.
Décosse shows us her drop Seoi nage, the perfect counterpart to her legendary ouch gari.
Décosse shows us how to execute her drop Seoi nage.
We look at how Décosse has used her drop Seoi nage in competition around the globe.
Décosse teaches us her Tai otoshi, a surprise attack she used to great success.
Décosse teaches us how to execute her Tai otoshi, a surprise attack she used to great success.
We look at how Lucie Décosse used her Tai otoshi in the top competitions around the world.
Décosse switches stance to perform her favourite technique (Tokui waza), Ouchi gari against left handed fighters.
Décosse ensures she is first to the grip in order to block her opponent, rolls the shoulder to keep the distance.
Lucie steps forward to square up, closing the space between herself and her opponent. A short, sharp motion to ensure the opponent cannot react.
A number competitive examples of Ouchi from Décosse.
Lucie teaches you her 'Tokui waza', Ouchi gari that can be used against left and right handed opponents.
Décosse forces her opponents to switch stance, pins the sleeve and drives her opponent off balance.
To complete the technique, Lucie lifts the leg rather than sweeping it, hopping into her opponent and over their standing leg.
Watch how this technique can differ when applied in the heat of competition.