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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
Attacking straight from the grip, Décosse breaks down all of the elements of her double sided Osoto gari used against left handers.
Lucie demonstrates the necessity of catching her opponents lapel hand before they grip, forcing it across their body to gain the required reaction.
Once she has gained the correct reaction, Décosse releases the pressure she has built and uses her opponents momentum, snapping in for the throw and committing her weight to the ground.
This technique was developed specifically for competition, take a look at how she used it across the world.
Due to the reduction of control from a double sided grip, opponents may attempt to turn out of the initial attack. Décosse then followed up with Kosoto gari.
Take a look at this combination in action in the World Championships.